15 Questions With...Fred Brondsted

15 Questions With...Fred Brondsted

1. What sport do you play?

Men's basketball

2. What is your favorite athletic moment at Wesleyan?

My favorite moment was my freshmen year, when we went to Concord and beat a tough Concord team in triple overtime. Personally it wasn't my greatest game, but my teammates delivered big shot after, after big shot and in the end we made the upset.

3. Describe your toughest practice at Wesleyan? 

The toughest practices are those that follow a long day of classes usually. A tough practice will often include drills where I have to be sharp both mentally and physically, with that said though, the toughest practices can also be some of the most fun practices.

4. What is your favorite saying from your head coach?

"Abandon the outcome" is my favorite because it embodies what this team is about and our new direction. We are about doing things the right way. The outcome might not be the desired every time, but by constantly doing things with discipline and the right way we greatly improve our overall chances of success.

5. What was or is the favorite class you have taken at Wesleyan, what year was it and who taught the class? 

My favorite class was probably my freshman chemistry class with Dr. Joanna Webb.

6. What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?

My favorite thing is the size. The small campus and amount of people allowed me very quickly to get comfortable. It means the class sizes are smaller, which helped me get to know my classmates easier and better. Also, I like everything being within 5-10 minutes walking distance.

7. What was your initial thoughts of Buckhannon when you arrived as a freshman?  

"I can't believe I made it here, I am definitely not in Denmark anymore."

8. What is your greatest strength? Weakness?

My greatest strength is my curiosity. I love gaining information and knowledge, so when I'm faced with a problem, I get a feeling that I need to know how to solve it may it be a chemistry problem or how to solve a defense on the basketball court.

My greatest weakness is that I am a little too good at finding downtime and doing nothing thereby pushing things back. I can easily put things off up until the deadline is right there in the horizon.

9. Who is your hero? And Why?

I have had many heroes, but one of the most influential people in my life was my former coach Jim Kelly. Jim stands out as a hero to me, because of the amount of things he taught me about basketball, life and how to approach problems and adversity. He has beat cancer and even through the bad times his spirits were high and true to his beliefs.

10. What question do you hate to answer?

"Do they have _____ in Denmark?" Most of the time the answer is yes. Denmark is very similar to America.

11. What is your favorite food? 

My mom's lasagna.

12. What is your favorite restaurant in the entire world?

Can't say I have a favorite, there's a lot of good ones, but no clear cut favorite.

13Favorite vacation spot?

Home in Denmark! I spend all year away from home, so I enjoy being home to the fullest.

14. What are your plans after graduation?

My plans are to attend grad school and eventually pursue a career within the biochemical sciences, hopefully in the medicinal industry. Whether it will be at home in Denmark or over here in America is unknown.

15. What advice you would give to freshmen on your team?

Take care of business in the classroom and on the court. Do things the right way and with passion and success will find you.