Student-Athlete Spotlight: Michela Paradiso, Women's Soccer

Sept. 22, 2014
Michela Paradiso, Student-Athlete Spotlight

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#9 Michela Paradiso, Midfield
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Major: Neuroscience

Michela Paradiso is a junior midfielder on the Ohio State women's soccer team and a neuroscience major hailing from Upper Arlington, Ohio. Paradiso sits tied for 11th in program history with 15 assists and is an OSU Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection.

Student Life
Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? - Fall
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - Third Row
Most underrated place to study on campus - I just study in my apartment
Why did you choose to major in neuroscience? - I hope to work in the medical field someday
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? - I would create a parking garage for student-athletes in the middle of the classrooms so I didn't have to rush to class everyday

Popular Culture
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? - My dog Barkley, because I wonder what he is thinking living in the Paradiso household
Favorite TV show - Grey's Anatomy
Favorite movie - Remember the Titans
Favorite book and/or magazine - Last Lecture by Randy Pausch
Favorite celebrity - Blake Shelton
Favorite singer or musical group - Sugarland
Last concert I attended was - Brett Eldredge

Sports
Favorite pro sports team - Detroit Lions or Tigers because they are my grandpa's favorite
Favorite athlete - Mia Hamm
The athlete I would most like to compete against - LeBron James
Favorite athletic memory - Winning the Big Ten tournament my freshman year
Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Penn State
Pre-game/match superstition/Pre-game/match ritual - Having a teammate French braid my hair
What is your top skill? What skill do you need to improve? - My top skill is turning people and I need to improve my defending

Travel
Most interesting place I've visited - Holland
Place I would like to visit - Iceland

Food
Favorite home cooked meal - Pasta and meatballs
Favorite snack food - Any type of fruit

Misc.
Person I most admire - My Bompie (Grandpa)
In 10 years, I would like to be - A brain surgeon
If I had a million dollars, I would - Pay my parents back for everything they have given me
Coolest thing you did this past summer - Have the team up to my lake house
Most prized possession - My dog Barkley
I would like to trade places for a day with - A judge on the Voice
Best piece of advice you've received - "Dark and difficult times lie ahead, soon we must all face the choice between what is right and what is easy." - Harry Potter
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - I would have dinner with my two grandparents who passed away and Jesus. I would ask my grandpa to make his famous spaghetti and meatballs with apple pie.
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - Olympics
Who tweets too much on your team - I don't have twitter
Do you have an interesting nickname? - Kel
What is your hometown known for? - I am from Upper Arlington, which is only about 15 minutes away from Ohio State
Pop or Soda? - Pop
Cats or Dogs? - DOGS!
Early Bird or Night Owl? - Both, depending on how much homework I have