Bailey Sagen, WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlight

Bailey Sagen has played 49 singles contests and 53 doubles matches during her UW-Oshkosh career.
Bailey Sagen has played 49 singles contests and 53 doubles matches during her UW-Oshkosh career.

Each week during the 2017-18 academic year, the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its eight institutions for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments, presented by Culver's, will be also posted every Thursday on the WIAC website.

Name: Bailey Sagen
Institution: UW-Oshkosh
Hometown (High School): Oshkosh, Wis. (Oshkosh West High School)
Year in school: Senior
Sport: Women's Tennis
Major(s): Accounting
Minor(s):
Spanish

Why did you choose to attend UW-Oshkosh?
I selected UW-Oshkosh for the excellent accounting program, it's close to home, and I'd have the opportunity to play Division III tennis.

What do you like most about competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?
I get to meet and stay friends with athletes all over the state, and it's full of great competition!  

What is your favorite…

Flavor of the Day from Culver's? Caramel Cashew
Menu item from Culver's? Cheese Curds
Spot on campus? Tennis courts, obviously!
Class? Federal Income Tax Accounting
Movie? Bridesmaids
TV Show? The Office
Food? Popcorn
Professional Sports Team? Not a team, but Roger Federer is my favorite athlete
Hobby? Besides tennis, playing the piano and hanging out with my friends
Musical Group/Artist? Beyoncé
Vacation Spot? Florida
Quote/motto? "If it is to be, it is up to me."

What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan to work for a public accounting firm and hopefully start studying for the CPA exam!

What is your greatest sports moment?
In high school, I placed in the top six in doubles at the WIAA Individual State Tournament.

What is your favorite thing to do off the court/field with your teammates?
We love to get/make dinner, and our van rides to and from meets are always a blast.

One word that describes the team?
Family.

One word that describes yourself?
Driven.

When you surf the web, the site you most often go to?
You can usually find me scrolling through Twitter or Instagram.

Three things on your "bucket list"?
Attend the U.S. Open
Visit all seven Wonders of the World
I would love to learn sign language!

Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
I don't have any pre-game rituals, but I am pretty superstitious with certain things during a match. For example, I hold my racquet grip on the same side the entire match – little things like that.

What is your biggest "pet-peeve"?
Poor/lack of sportsmanship.

Your worst habit is?
Being a perfectionist.

2017-18 UW-Oshkosh WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlights

Dylan Hecker • Football

Bailey Sagen • Women's Tennis