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, a junior defender on the North Dakota State women's soccer team, Mallory Fenske, is profiled.
Name: Mallory Fenske
School: North Dakota State
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Tartan
Sport: Women's Soccer
What is your favorite vacation spot? My cabin in northern Minnesota.
What is currently on your music play list? Glorious by Macklemore
What is your funniest memory from youth sports? The pigtails I rocked until 6th grade.
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? Sophia Bush
What do you remember about your first college competition? That I was TERRIFIED.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Mia Hamm, she was the best of the best.
Who is your favorite professional sports team? Minnesota Vikings
What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Chapstick, coffee, and tennis shoes.
Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? Peter from The Bachelorette, Eric Church, and Teddy Roosevelt.
What is your favorite television show or movie? Grey's Anatomy.
What is the best advice you've ever received? Do what you feel in your heart to be right, for you'll be criticized anyway.
What attracted you to your institution? The culture here, it's very much like a family.
What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? Volunteering through my church.
What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Our team's trip to Italy over spring break.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? How to be a true team player.
What is your favorite spot on campus? The botany building.
What is your dream job/career? Sports statistician.
Your most prized possession is? My grandpa's record collection.
If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Seattle, Wash - there's something for everyone (mountains, ocean, city, etc.)
If you could have one superpower what would it be? The ability to breathe underwater because I'm not that great at swimming and then I'd never be scared of drowning ever again.
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Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.