Student-Athlete Spotlight: Alanna Goldie, Fencing
Sophomore Alanna Goldie is gearing up for her second run at the NCAA Fencing Championship title, beginning on March 19. The Calgary, Alberta, native finished with a bronze medal in women's foil at the event last year.
Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? - Spring
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - Near the front but not the front row.
Most underrated place to study on campus - Near Mirror Lake
Why did you choose to major in ...? - Criminology because my goal is to be head of the K9 unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? - Crazy. I forgot my BuckID and got lost about 3 times but it all worked out in the end and I learned to keep my BuckID with my phone.
Favorite TV show - Game of Thrones
Favorite movie - Silver Linings Playbook
Favorite book and/or magazine - Romeo and Juliet
Favorite celebrity - Channing Tatum
Favorite singer or musical group - The Band Perry
Last concert I attended was - Luke Bryan
Favorite pro sports team - Pittsburgh Penguins
Favorite athlete - Usain Bolt
The athlete I would most like to compete against - Valintina Vezzeli
Favorite athletic memory - Winning my first World cup
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Penn State because they won last NCAA Championships
Pre-game/match superstition/Pre-game/match ritual - I always wear the same shirt and shorts (washed of course)
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? - Best skill is counter attack and I need to improve my parries.
Most interesting place I've visited - Jordan
Place I would like to visit - Scotland
Favorite home cooked meal - Mac and cheese with Bacon
Favorite snack food - Peanut butter and bacon
Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Fries
Person I most admire - My father Brad Goldie. He worked hard his whole life to give my family good opportunities and not once did he complain or doubt my ability even when I did.
The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Moving away from my home to Ottawa when I was 19 to train for fencing.
In 10 years, I would like to be - Working in the K9 unit of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
If I had a million dollars, I would - Get a puppy and pay of my siblings to come to Columbus for a visit. Then I would probably save the rest until I knew how to properly spend money on things other than shoes.
Coolest thing you did this past summer - Summers are usually my downtime from school and fencing so the coolest thing I probably did was win an ice cream eating contest. Most prized possession - My guitar.
I would like to trade places for a day with - My coach to see how annoying I actually am.
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - Elvis, Taylor Swift and Obama. We would probably eat gluten free pizza because it is my favorite.
Any superstitions, non-game/match related - I never like to say how I did on a test.
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - New York Fashion Week.
If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? - They would probably list various fencing results and then something about how I actually do my dishes unlike my siblings.
Who tweets too much on your team - Alexa Antipas but I love it.
Do you have an interesting nickname? - For most of my life I was called Baby Goldie because one coach couldn't remember my name and he knew my sister so I became Baby Goldie.
What is your hometown known for? - The Calgary Stampede
Pop or Soda? - Pop
Cats or Dogs? - Dogs 100%
Early Bird or Night Owl? - I was always a night owl but 7 a.m. trainings have made it necessary to be an early bird for survival.
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - O
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