Get to Know Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a fall Q&A feature profiling Summit League SAAC representatives. These SAAC representatives provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport and what it is like being a student-athlete.
In this week's installment, an infielder on the Western Illinois softball team, Kelsey Marlow, is profiled.
Name: Kelsey Marlow
School: Western Illinois
Hometown: Terre Haute, Ind.
High School: South Vigo
What is your favorite vacation spot? Northern California
What is currently on your music play list? Christmas music
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? In a totally unrealistic world, Blake Lively.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Derek Jeter because I loved baseball so much.
Who is your favorite professional sports team? Indianapolis Colts
What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Coffee, McDonalds, and animals.
Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? Mother Teresa, Sadie Robertson, and Tim Tebow.
What attracted you to your institution? It felt like home.
What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? Dance Marathon and Soles4Souls.
What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Having the opportunity to meet my superhero, Reid Brewer, and play in his honor my junior season.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? My identity is determined by the kind of person I am, not the kind of player I am.
What is your dream job/career? Public Speaker / Author.
Your most prized possession is? My dog.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Hogwarts, because it has always been a dream of mine. I'm just waiting on my letter!
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