Athlete of the week: Kim Cerjan
Name: Kim Cerjan ’16
Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.
High school: Doherty High School
Why I came to St. Olaf: St. Olaf has a small-school atmosphere with an opportunity for a great education.
Basketball history: I started playing basketball in fourth grade, and I have played for my school and club teams since then. In high school, I was captain for two years and achieved three school records for shooting threes and free-throw percentage. Basketball has opened many unimaginable opportunities to travel, meet people and represent my high school basketball team.
Pre-game ritual: Pasta, nap and pre-game warm up
Favorite pump-up song: “300 Violin Orchestra”
Favorite sports movie: “The Blind Side”
Favorite TV show: “House”
Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse
Three famous personalities that you’d have over for dinner: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Walt Disney (if he were alive)
Plans after Olaf: Graduate school or pursue a science profession working with animals
Favorite professional athlete: Dirk Nowitzski
Favorite sport other than basketball: Hockey
Random fact about you: I’m also an artist and discovered I have a direct lineage connecting me to King Harald IV and King Magnus III of Norway
Favorite book: “The Hunger Games”
Most memorable moment as an Ole athlete: Just having an chance to play the game I love as a first year
Biggest difference between high school and college sports: Time commitment and physical demand
Best advice you’ve received: No regrets. Work hard, play hard.
Goals for rest of the season: Help bring home some wins for the Oles