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: Taylor Teske
Hometown (High School): Pewaukee (Hartland Arrowhead High School)
Year in school: Senior
Sport: Women's Swimming & Diving
Major(s): Human Resources
Why did you choose UW-Oshkosh?
I fell in love with the campus and knew they had a very strong business school. It doesn't hurt that both my parents are UW-Oshkosh alumni!
What do you like most about competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?
I love competing in the WIAC because of its great competition. Every team has talented athletes who all show great sportsmanship.
What is your favorite…
Flavor of the Day from Culver's? Chocolate covered strawberry
Menu item from Culver's? Cheese curds!
Spot on campus? Student Recreation & Wellness Center
Class? HR Staffing and Planning
Movie? "Stuck in Love"
Professional Sports Team? Green Bay Packers and Chicago Blackhawks
TV Show? "Parenthood"
Musical Group? Matt Nathanson
Quote/motto? "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it."
What do you plan to do after graduation?
I plan to find a job as an HR Generalist and continue to volunteer with Special Olympics.
If you could trade places with anyone, who would it be and why?
Ellen DeGeneres! She is a true inspiration, and I would love to have the opportunity to make as big of a difference in peoples' lives like she does!
What is your greatest sports moment?
It's hard to pick one greatest moment. I have to go with every WIAC Championship meet. I have been swimming at the Walter Schroeder Aquatic Center since I was 7 years old. It's really special to have my swimming career come full circle at that pool!
What is your favorite thing to do off the field with your teammates?
Team movie nights the night before meets!
One word that describes the team?
When you surf the web, the site you most often go to?
A non-athletic talent you have?
Online shopping and finding the best deals. I have an addiction.
Three things on your "bucket list"?
1. Make it to all 50 states
2. Attend a Chicago Blackhawks game
3. Learn sign language
Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
I always paint my nails before swim meets and listen to the same throwback pump up playlist!
Your worst habit is?
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