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 Nick Bertram, who competes in men's golf.
Name: Nick Bertram
Hometown/High School: Onalaska, Wis./Onalaska
Sport: Men's Golf
Major: Business Finance
Why did you choose to be a Division III student-athlete?
I liked the school, coaches, and facilities that UW-Eau Claire had to offer.
What do you like most about competing in the WIAC?
I enjoy the competitiveness in the WIAC.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete?
I've learned to find a balance between being an athlete, school, and socializing.
Who has been the most influential person in your athletic career?
I would probably have to say both my parents.
If you have been involved in community service projects, which project has been the most rewarding and why?
I enjoyed working with junior golfers at the local country club I belong to. It was nice to share some of my knowledge and help out with kids pursuing the game of golf.
If you could meet any athlete, who would it be and what one question would you ask them?
Jack Nicklaus. I would ask him what he loves most about the game of golf.
What is your greatest sports moment?
There are lots of great moments, so it's pretty hard to say
What is/are your favorite TV shows?
Sports Center, Breaking Bad, Dexter, Sons of Anarchy
What is/are your favorite foods?
If you could live any place in the world, where would it be?
What does your "bucket list" include?
Skydive, visit overseas
If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
How would your teammates describe you?
Do you have any pre-game/pre-event rituals? If so, what are they?
I like to get a good song stuck in my head.
What is your dream job?
Owning my own company related to golf or the outdoors.