Every Wednesday, the West Virginia Wesleyan Sports Information Department will do a segment entitled "15 Questions With…" with a current student-athlete.
This week's student-athlete is Amber Stewart, a senior from Lavalette, W. Va.
1. What sport do you play?
Women's Track and Field - Heptathlon
2. What is your favorite athletic moment at Wesleyan?
My favorite moment at Wesleyan was winning both championships and seeing the circle for the first time my sophomore year! It is indescribable the feeling and unity the entire group shares in that moment.
3. Describe your toughest practice at Wesleyan?
The toughest practices are any practice that I don't feel 100%, which is often in track. It is really easy to get down on yourself, but I just try to remind myself that these are the days we improve the most.
4. What is your favorite saying from your head coach?
Every time Coach Skiles gives us a count down of the days until conference, I get chills all over my body. I get so amped up to race those three days that I almost start shaking thinking about it.
5. What was or is the favorite class you have taken at Wesleyan, what year was it and who taught the class?
It is really hard to pick a favorite class, but I would have to say that Physiology was my favorite (taught by Dr. Sal). I genuinely enjoyed learning about the subject, and she is a phenomenal professor.
6. What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
I love the close relations I have made with the faculty and staff here. It is very comforting knowing you have a whole network of people who care about you.
7. What were your initial thoughts of Buckhannon when you arrived as a freshman?
I loved how beautiful the campus was when I was driving around the first day.
8. What is your greatest strength? Weakness?
I would have to say that my greatest strength is my motivation behind all that I do. I want to make sure that I am always doing my best. My greatest weakness is sometimes I have trouble admitting when I am wrong and seeing things with an open mind or others' point of view.
9. Who is your hero? And Why?
My 84-year-old grandmother is my biggest hero. She has lived her life to the fullest. She wakes up every morning, thanks God, and is active throughout the entirety of her day. She hikes, jumps rope, hula-hoops, and mends her farm all on her own. It is beyond impressive and inspiring.
10. What question do you hate to answer?
One that I don't have an answer too.
11. What is your favorite food?
12. What is your favorite restaurant in the entire world?
I think I would go with Texas Roadhouse.
13. Favorite vacation spot?
A cabin in the mountains is definitely my favorite get away!
14. What is the worst movie you have ever seen? The best movie you have ever seen?
I really can't think of a worst movie I have ever seen. Lone Survivor holds a place in my heart for best/favorite movie though.
15. What advice you would give to freshmen on your team?
One day you are going to be the leaders of this team; don't wait until tomorrow. You play such an important role in our team identity and this upcoming championship. Don't wait for someone else to step up and take charge because you are needed right now.