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Student-Athlete Spotlight: Boo Timko, Men's Golf

Dec. 17, 2013

Boo Timko, Student=Athlete Spotlight

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Boo Timko
Men's Golf
Girard, Ohio
Major: Sport Industry

Boo Timko has had a successful career so far with the Ohio State men's golf team. The junior from Girard, Ohio, has competed in every tournament for the Buckeyes since his freshman campaign and has picked up four Top 5 finishes in his career. Timko closed out the fall season with a team-best 72.86 stroke average and his scores have counted in 14 out of 15 rounds so far this year. Highlighting his early season play was his performance at the Rod Myers Invitational, Oct. 12-13. Timko finished fourth individually with a season low 210 following rounds of 76-65-69. His second round score of 7-under 65 was a career mark.

    Student Life
    Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? Spring. It's a lot more active with people coming out to enjoy the weather after a long winter.
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? I like to sit by the wall for an extra place to lean on.
    Most underrated place to study on campus? Very top level at Thompson Library
    Why did you choose to major in Sport Industry? I wanted to do something I enjoy and I am interested in.
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University - I got lost in Dreese Laboratory because my class was on the third floor and I could only find stairs that went to the second.

    Popular Culture
    Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? My dog. I'd really like to know what goes through his head most of the time.
    Favorite TV show - Impractical Jokers
    Favorite movie - Ocean's Eleven
    Favorite book and/or magazine - Lone Survivor
    Favorite celebrity -Leonardo DiCaprio
    Favorite singer or musical group - Eminem
    Last concert I attended was - The Band Perry at OSU's Welcome week concert

    Favorite pro sports team - Pittsburgh Pirates
    Favorite athlete - Andrew McCutchen
    The athlete I would most like to compete against - Might sound cliché, but Tiger Woods
    Favorite athletic memory - Making a 20ft putt on the last hole of the Ohio Publinx to win by 1
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Competing to win the Big Ten Championship against Northwestern and Illinois
    What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? I'm a very good driver of the ball and iron player. I need to really improve my short game.
    Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - A World Series in Pittsburgh

    Most interesting place I've visited - Rain Forest in Puerto Rico
    Place I would like to visit - Ireland

    Favorite home cooked meal -Filet on the grille
    Favorite snack food - Not really a snack, but my fridge is loaded with chocolate milk

    People I most admire - Both of my parents
    The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Coming to Ohio State to play collegiate golf.
    In 10 years, I would like to be - On the PGA Tour
    If I had a million dollars, I would -Buy suite season tickets to the Pittsburgh Pirates
    Most prized possession - My dog Thunder
    I would like to trade places for a day with - Jimmy Buffet
    Best piece of advice you've received - God has a plan and all you have to do is trust it.
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat? Tiger Woods, David Feherty, Scott Van Pelt, somewhere near the beach after a round of golf.
    If your parents bragged about you, what would they say? - "That you are a good kid with a big heart"- Mom
    Who tweets too much on your team? Probably me, only when the Pittsburgh Pirates are on
    Do you have an interesting nickname? My actual name is Bruce, which has actually become more of a nickname than Boo.
    What is your hometown known for? Used to be a steel city, but has always been known for great food
    Pop or Soda? Pop
    Cats or Dogs? Dogs
    Early Bird or Night Owl? Naturally a Night Owl but playing golf forces me to be an Early Bird
    Would you be the O, H, I or the O? The Final "O"



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