Each week during the 2018-19 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: Lauren Wrensch
Hometown (High School): Waukesha, Wis. (West)
Year in school: Senior
Sport: Women's Track & Field
Major: International Studies
Why did you choose to attend UW-Oshkosh?
I chose UW-Oshkosh firstly for its gymnastics program as that was my original intent coming into college. I also chose this university because a friend I had on the track & field team told me of the incredible team atmosphere and the supportive coaches who focus on the academic success of their athletes in addition to their athletic success.
What do you like most about competing in the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference?
The atmosphere is amazing. There is such a sense of sportsmanship throughout the conference, and I have so much respect for all of my competitors. Being the best conference in Division III, the WIAC pushes me with some the best competition in the nation, and it's been a pleasure being a part of that.
What is your favorite…
Menu item from Culver's? ButterBurger
Flavor of the Day from Culver's? Oreo Overload
Spot on Campus? Kolf Sports Center
Movie? Any of the Avengers movies
TV Show? How I Met Your Mother or Friends
Musical Group/Artist? Drake/Beyoncé
Professional Sports Team? Green Bay Packers
Hobby? Reading or watching YouTube
Vacation Spot? Anywhere with a beach!
Quote/motto? "Work hard in silence, let success be your noise."
What is your greatest sports moment?
Either winning both the 400-meter run and long jump events at the conference meets this year or receiving my first All-America award in the long jump at this year's indoor nationals.
What is your favorite thing to do off the court/field with your teammates?
Getting food or getting our nails done.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
We would be allowed to race mixed relays (men and women).
The best thing about your hometown is?
I love all of the little shops in downtown Waukesha and all of the great food they have.
When you surf the web, the site you most often go to?
What is your greatest fear?
Really small spaces.
What do you plan to do after graduation?
I hope to use my degree and stay within the sports community in some way.
Three things on your "bucket list"?
1. Go skydiving
2. Travel to Australia/New Zealand
3. Go scuba diving
Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
I always have one of my teammates braid my hair and put in my bow. I also listen to music before I compete.
What is your biggest "pet-peeve"?
Slow walkers on the way to class!
2018-19 UW-Oshkosh WIAC Student-Athlete Spotlights