Each week during the 2016-17 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: CJ Blackburn
Hometown (High School): Waukesha, Wis. (Waukesha North High School)
Year in school: Senior
Major(s): Business Administration - Information Systems
Why did you choose UW-Oshkosh?
I chose UW-Oshkosh because I knew that I wanted to go into business, and UW-Oshkosh has a very strong business program. Also, after I visited and met with coaches [Pat] Cerroni, [Luke] Venne and [Craig] Stenbroten, I knew that UW-Oshkosh was a perfect fit for me.
What do you like most about competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?
Every game in the WIAC is a challenge. It is the best football conference in Division III.
What is your favorite…
Flavor of the Day from Culver's? Cookie Dough Craving
Menu item from Culver's? Triple Bacon Deluxe Basket with onion rings
Spot on campus? Student Recreation & Wellness Center
Class? Project Management
Movie? "Friday Night Lights"
Food? Chinese food
Professional Sports Team? Minnesota Vikings
TV Show? "Shark Tank"
Musical Group? Coldplay
Quote/motto? "Don't count the days; make the days count." – Muhammad Ali
What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan to get a job working in technology, possibly in the Milwaukee area.
If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be and why?
Guy Fieri. He travels the world and eats fantastic food.
What is your greatest sports moment?
Scoring the game-winning touchdown against UW-Platteville in triple overtime.
What is your favorite thing to do off the field with your teammates?
Go out to eat and watch football.
One word that describes the team?
When you surf the web, the site you most often go to?
A non-athletic talent you have?
Three things on your "bucket list"?
2. Attend a Super Bowl game that includes the Vikings
3. Win a national title
Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
For the past three years, the offensive skill group has gone to Culver's prior to our Thursday evening meetings.
Your worst habit is?
Biting my fingernails.
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