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Bertscha and Laskay, December Athletes of the Month

January 11, 2018

Erin Bertscha, Track Record Breaker

Erin Bertscha, Senior

Sport: Track

How long have you been running?

Since I was four years old.

 

What position do you play?

Distance.

 

How did you first start playing, what age were you when you started?

I just have always liked to run and started competitively running when I was fourteen.

 

Do you want to play in college, do you know what school you’re attending?

Yes, I am committed to Rutgers.

 

Do you play any other sports?

Cross Country.

 

Do you run outside of school?

Yes.

 

Which do you like playing better — in or outside of school?

Inside.

 

What was the hardest thing to learn about running?

Mental aspects and staying motivated, pushing through the hard times.

 

What is your favorite thing about running?

Playing with all of my friends. When I run I don’t think about anything, it’s an escape.

 

What was your greatest achievement in running?

Breaking 2.20 in the 800 meters.

 

What was greatest moment you had during the sport?

My relay team went to outdoor nationals in 2015.

 

How do you stay in shape?

There is no off season.

 

Is it hard for you to balance school and the sport, how do you balance them out?

Yes, but I just have to manage my time and stay on top of everything.

 

Do you want to go pro?

Haven’t decided.

 

Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

No.

 

How does the team look for playoffs?

Pretty good; we have a strong team.

 

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    Thomas Laskay, Bowling Superstar

    Thomas Laskay, Senior

    Sport: Bowling

     

    How long have you been bowling?

    Since I was 10 years old.

     

    How did you first start playing, what age were you when you started?

    I just started playing for fun at the age of seven and then started to bowl competitively.

     

    Do you want to play in college, do you know what school you’re attending?

    Yes, I am not sure where yet.

     

    Do you play any other sports?

    No.

     

    Do you bowl outside of school?

    Yes.

     

    Which do you like playing better — in or outside of school?

    Inside because I am with my team.

     

    What was the hardest thing to learn about bowling?

    Consistency in shots.

     

    What is your favorite thing about bowling?

    Playing with all of my friends and having fun with it.

     

    What was your greatest achievement in bowling?

    Hopefully I haven’t had it yet.

     

    What was greatest moment you had during the sport?

    Just bowling with my teammates.

     

    How do you stay in shape?

    Just always bowling.

     

    Is it hard for you to balance school and the sport, how do you balance them out?

    I don’t find it hard, school comes first then bowling.

     

    Do you want to go pro?

    Not sure yet.

     

    Do you have any before game rituals or superstitions?

    No

     

    How does the team look for playoffs?

    Looks good.

     

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