Student-Athlete Spotlight: Travis Statchuk, Men's Hockey
Oct. 8, 2013
Travis Statchuk #12
Travis Statchuk, a senior on the Ohio State men's hockey team from Wadena, Saskatchewan, is a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten choice as a marketing major. He has skated in 73 games for the Scarlet and Gray and has two goals, 10 assists and 12 points in his career while also playing a major role on the penalty killing unit. Statchuk, who wore the captain's C in a number of series as a junior, helps lead the Buckeye program into a new era as men's hockey joins the Big Ten Conference this season.
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring? Spring, but all the colors of Fall make it look quite appealing.
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? Of course, right in the front and center...
Most underrated place to study on campus? Probably in the Oval
Why did you choose to major in marketing? I have a knack for promotion and sales.
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? Class dismissed!
Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? - A little overwhelming considering I come from Wadena, Saskatchewan, which has a population not much more than 1,000.
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? Gordie Howe in his prime. The guy is an absolute warrior. *Bows*
Favorite TV show - Sons of Anarchy
Favorite movie - Slap Shot
Favorite book and/or magazine - "Tough Guy: My Life on the Edge"
Favorite celebrity - Jennifer Love Hewitt
Favorite singer or musical group - George Strait
Last concert I attended was - Carrie Underwood
Favorite pro sports team - Toronto Maple Leafs
Favorite athlete - Sidney Crosby
The athlete I would most like to compete against - Sidney Crosby
Favorite athletic memory - Winning a national title and donning a Canadian jersey
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Wisconsin
Pre-game ritual - I take a nap
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? - Top Skill: skating, Working on: scoring
Dream event you would like to attend - Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final
Most interesting place I've visited - I haven't been to many places, but I love Victoria, BC on Vancouver Island
Place I would like to visit - Las Vegas
Favorite home cooked meal - Anything my mom or grandmas prepare
Favorite snack food - Popcorn
Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Hot Dogs
Person I most admire - My dad
The greatest risk I've ever taken was - Cliff jumping off the top ledge at Copper Island on the Shuswap
In 10 years, I would like to be - Doing something I love in a place I want to be
If I had a million dollars, I would - Take my whole family on a much needed vacation and treat the boys to a great night!
Most prized possession - Being an uncle, if that counts
I would like to trade places for a day with - Luke Bryan
Best piece of advice you've received - "If you want to party with the boys, you can wake up early and work with the men"
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - My two grandpas and my dad and at my family's cabin. We would share old stories and that would be great now that I'm older.
If your parents bragged about you, what would they say? - I'm a very nice and charming young man
Who tweets too much on your team - He's graduated now, but definitely Brady Hjelle
What is your hometown known for? - Farming and wildlife. We get a lot of hunters, both Canadian and American.
Pop or Soda? - Pop
Cats or Dogs? - Dogs
Early Bird or Night Owl? - Depends on the day of the week
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - Either the H or the I. I don't like being the same.
Meet the Buckeyes - The Captains