Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ashlee Abraham, Women's Track & Field
May 13, 2014
Major: Human Nutrition
Ashlee Abraham, a redshirt senior on the women’s track and field team, has continued to build on an impressive resume since transferring from Eastern Michigan in 2012. A three-time MAC champion and conference record holder in the 60-meter dash while at EMU, Abraham has become a two-time Big Ten champion and All-Big Ten selection in the 60-meter as well as part of the 4x100-meter relay team. The Detroit native is a three-time NCAA Second Team All-American and was the Buckeyes lone representative at the 2014 NCAA indoor championships. Abraham has twice been a member of the Buckeye Power Club for her efforts and leadership in the weight room. This weekend Abraham will look to compete for another title as the Buckeyes travel to West Lafayette, Ind. for the 2014 Big Ten Outdoor Championships.
Do you prefer the Oval in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? I prefer the Oval in the Fall since everybody is back on campus.
Where is the best place to sit for lectures? The middle of the lecture hall
Most underrated place to study on campus? Keith B. Key Center at the Union
Why did you choose to major in human nutrition? My curiosity led me to it.
If you were the University President for a day, what would you do? Recognize all student-athletes who were national qualifiers.
Who do you wish had a Twitter account? Why would you want to "follow" this account? My coach (Coach Karen Dennis); I wouldn't follow her, but I know her tweets would be comical.
Favorite TV show - Scandal
Favorite movie - The Lion King
Favorite book and/or magazine - Mind Gym
Favorite celebrity - Sanya Richards Ross
Favorite singer or musical group - The Temptations
Last concert I attended was - The Big Free Concert on Campus
Favorite pro sports team - Seattle Seahawks/ Miami Heat
Favorite athlete - David Oliver
The athlete I would most like to compete against - Allyson Felix
Favorite athletic memory - Winning the 60-meter dash at the Big Ten Indoor Championships
Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - Summer Olympics in Brazil
Most interesting place I've visited - Portland, Oregon
Place I would like to visit - Paris, France
Person I most admire - My coach, Karen Dennis
In 10 years, I would like to be - a great physical therapist or personal trainer
If I had a million dollars, I would - Invest in some stocks and give back to my hometown, Detroit
Coolest thing you did last summer - Qualified for nationals in the 200-meter dash
Most prized possession - My medals and my bible
I would like to trade places for a day with - Allyson Felix
Best piece of advice you've received - Use your story to be great and do what your mother instilled in you.
If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - Jesus, Flo Jo (Florence Griffith Joyner), and Stephanie Hightower
Any superstitions, non-game/match related - Don't split poles
If your parents/guardians bragged about you, what would they say? - How proud they are of me and how far I have come along
Who tweets too much on your team - Probably me (LOL) or Bri Neitzel
Do you have an interesting nickname? - Too many - Ash, Ashcash, Calves, Trakstar, Big Time, or Babyface
Pop or Soda? - Pop
Cats or Dogs? - Dogs
Early Bird or Night Owl? - Night Owl
Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - The H
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