St. LOUIS, Mo. – Every Thursday, the American Midwest Conference (AMC) will recognize one Student-Athlete from one of our 13 schools.
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This week features women's cross country runner, Riley Fader from Columbia College.
Sport(s): Cross country/ Track and field
School: Columbia College
Major: Special Education
Which NAIA Core value do you relate to the best? Why? (Respect, integrity, responsibility, servant leadership and sportsmanship): Out of all the NAIA core values I relate to the sportsmanship value the most. I think that by coming to practice every morning with a positive attitude is the secret to a successful team.
Best thing about being a College Student? The best thing about being a college student is having the freedom to experiment through different avenues to find a what best suits you. I have found myself on a life path that I never thought I would because I was able to explore different interests.
Favorite quote? " The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are." -Unknown
One word my friends would use to describe me? Thoughtful
Cannnot live without? Puppies!!
Dream job? Pro dog walker
Three items I would want if I was stranded on an island? Journal, endless supply of Cheerios, and of course a dog to keep me company.
Who would play you in a movie about your life? Lisa Kudrow from Friends
If you were granted three wishes, what would they be? To live on the coast of Oregon, Own all the puppies, Be best friends with pro-runner Lauren Fleshman
Biggest fear? Heights
Favorite movie? Sixteen Candles
Favorite TV show? Friends
Favorite food? Chipotle
Least favorite food? Peanut butter
iPhone or Android? iPhone
Favorite color? green
Favorite sports team? St. Louis Cardinals
Dream vacation? Hiking across the West Coast
Favorite Ice Cream flavor? Mint Chip
Favorite genre of music? Alternative
Who is your role model? My mom
Three people (past or present) you would like to have lunch with? My mom, Galen Rupp, Lauren Fleshman