Student-Athlete Spotlight: Katja Pogacar, Women's Golf

Oct. 22, 2013

Freshman Katja Pogacar

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Katja Pogacar
Ljubljana, Slovenia
Major: Undeclared - College of Arts and Sciences

Freshman Katja Pogacar of the Ohio State women's golf team is having a solid fall season for the Buckeyes. The Ljubljana, Slovenia, product, is second on the squad with a 74.55 stroke average and has finished in the Top 20 in all three tournaments played so far. Highlighting her fall was her sixth-place finish at the Diane Thomason Invitational, Oct. 12-13, in Iowa City, Iowa.

Student Life

    Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring? I have only been here a few months so I'm not sure yet.
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - Balcony
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? - It was a mess! I was not in the right classrooms and it seemed like my schedule was different every 30 minutes.

Popular Culture

    Favorite TV show - Prison Break
    Favorite movie - She's the Man & Definitely, Maybe
    Favorite book and/or magazine - The Peaceful Warrior by Dan Millman
    Favorite singer or musical group - John Frusciante


    Favorite athlete - Rory McIlroy
    The athlete I would most like to compete against - Lydia Ko
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Florida


    Most interesting place I've visited - Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Place I would like to visit - Bangladesh


    Favorite home cooked meal - Lasagna
    Guilty pleasure snack and/or food - Chocolate Cookies


    Person I most admire - Steve Jobs
    If I had a million dollars, I would - buy a house for my parents in Florida
    Best piece of advice you've received - You can learn something from anybody, even if they have no idea

    Any superstitions, non-game/match related - The number 13 brings me luck
    Who tweets too much on your team - Jan Chanpalangsri
    Do you have an interesting nickname? - "Bugs Bunny" because I am the only one on the team eating salads, especially carrots
    What is your hometown known for? - Ljubljana is known for a castle and the dragon bridge
    Cats or Dogs? - Both
    Early Bird or Night Owl? - Early Bird
    Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - I