Student-Athlete Spotlight: Adam Hjelter (Men's Basketball)

During NCAA Division III Week (April 7-13), UW-Eau Claire Athletics is posting spotlights from select Blugolds each day throughout the week. Today's post features Adam Hjelter, who competes in men's basketball.

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Name: Adam Hjelter

Hometown/High School: Hutchinson, Minn./ Hutchinson

Year:  Sophomore

Sport: Men's Basketball               

Major: Business Finance

Why did you choose to be a Division III student-athlete?

To have the opportunity to receive an education while playing the sport I am passionate about.

What do you like most about competing in the WIAC?  

Having the highest Division III competition in the entire United States.

What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete?  

Discipline and persistence will help one achieve any sought after goal.

Who has been the most influential person in your athletic career?

My parents; through everything, they are the two who have been there for me since I started playing basketball.

If you have been involved in community service projects, which project has been the most rewarding and why?

Assisting with community food kitchens; it makes me realize how fortunate some of us truly are.

If you could meet any athlete, who would it be and what one question would you ask them?  

Larry Bird. –How about a game of one on one?

What is your greatest sports moment?  

Every time I have the opportunity to play basketball.

What is/are your favorite TV shows?

NBA basketball, Prison Break, Lie to Me

What is/are your favorite foods?

Seafood.

If you could live any place in the world, where would it be?

France

What does your "bucket list" include?

Owning an estate in Norway

If you could have one superpower, what would it be?

Read peoples' minds.

How would your teammates describe you?

Competitive, passionate, goofball, witty.

Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?

Don't put my jersey top on until 5 minutes before the game.

What is your dream job?  

Coaching basketball.