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Game changers: Five sports culture favorites

Get to know Bethel’s athletes in an exclusive Q&A.

What is your favorite sports movie? 

Hoffman: “Glory Roads”

Franks: “A League of Their Own”

Schmitz: “Space Jam”

Ekiyor: “Hustle” 

Who is your athletic hero?

Hoffman: Michael Jordan. 

Franks: Abby Wambach.

Schmitz: Steph Curry.

Ekiyor: Grant Holloway. 

What is your favorite pre-game warmup song?

Hoffman: “Favorite Song” by Toosi

Franks: “4 Min Convo” by A Boogie Wit da Hoodie

Schmitz: “Stick Season” by Noah Kahan

Ekiyor: “I Wonder” by Kanye West

What is a pre-game ritual or superstition you have?

Hoffman: Always got to drink a full Gatorade before it starts. 

Franks: I cannot have the same hairstyle two games in a row.

Schmitz: I have to put my left shoe on before my right shoe. 

Ekiyor: I can’t put on my spikes without doing toe yoga. 

What is your favorite athletic brand?

Hoffman: Nike.

Franks: Nike.

Schmitz: Nike.

Ekiyor: Nike.

Athlete: Josh Hoffman

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Minnetonka, Minnesota

Athlete: Mandi Franks

Sport: Softball

Hometown: Beloit, Wisconsin

Athlete: Elly Schmitz

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Hermantown, Minnesota

Athlete: Jayson Ekiyor

Sport: Track and Field

Hometown: Dayton, Minnesota

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Taylor Hanson, Sports Editor
Taylor Hanson, 19, is a sophomore organizational communications major with a journalism minor. Taylor is involved at Bethel as a Shift leader and as the Director of Intramurals. She loves finding coffee shops tucked away in the cities, going to any athletic event or scootering around campus with her friends.  [email protected] | 720.425.5218

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