Brianna Enderson, XC/Track and Field, Junior, Manchester N.H.
1. What is your funniest moment with your teammates?
Sitting in the dining hall with each other and telling jokes and making fun of each other has to be one of the funniest moments. We all sit together and laugh the whole time. A meal that can be eaten in half an hour turns into us sitting there for over an hour.
2. What’s your favorite food from the Dining Commons?
I love the desserts, from the cookie bars, to the cheesecake and Oreo cake. A close second would be the chicken patty Wednesdays. I put the chicken patties in a salad and it is one of the best meals I have come up with on my own.
3. What did you carve in your pumpkin this year for Pumpkinfest?
I made the typical jack’o’lanturn face. I’m not as creative as some of my teammates who made cross country themed pumpkins.
4. What’s the best part about living in the Dorms?
The best part about living in the dorms is getting to know new people. I have met so many new people living in a dorm. It’s also great in the sense that most of your friends are less than two minutes away and you don’t have to put a coat on or go outside.
5. What’s your favorite intramural sport to play and why?
Soccer is by far my favorite. I had played for 9 years before switching to cross country and track. It’s great that Keene has an intramural team so that I can start playing again. Another great intramural sport is basketball. I also played that for 5 years before starting to run. It’s not taken too seriously and it’s a lot of fun to both play and watch.
6. What is the most challenging part about not living with your parents?
Keeping yourself on track. It’s so easy to stray away from the path you’ve been on for 18 or 19 years. It’s easier at home to get homework done first before you go out with friends, or to go to bed at a reasonable hour because you know that your parents won’t feel bad in the morning when you’re too tired to go to school. It’s hard to get work done as soon as possible without someone over your shoulder saying that it should be done first. It’s even more challenging when you stay up late getting work done you put off until last minute and have the option to sleep in and skip that first class. Anything can be overcome if you have a good sense of right and wrong.
7. Where’s your favorite place to eat in Keene and why?
I’m not sure if it’s in Keene, but I know it’s a ten minute drive from KSC. My favorite place to eat is Papagallos. It’s an Italian food restaurant that is both very filling and delicious!
8. What’s your most embarrassing moment as an athlete?
That’s easy. It’s definitely the time we had gotten off the bus at our last cross country meet of the season and it had started to snow. I tried to pick up snow to throw at a teammate and ended up slipping and falling to the ground. Everyone saw and started laughing, it was so embarrassing. If that’s not embarrassing enough I’d also have to say strolling into the dining hall with a pillow is a little embarrassing.
9. What’s does the phrase student athlete mean to you?
Getting good grades and working hard, along with balancing being a dedicated athlete. Grades and school work come first, but being an athlete is a very important part of being a student-athlete. I think a good student athlete can balance a good grade point average and improve in their sport.
10. Where do you see yourself after your time here at Keene State?
Living either in a big city like Boston or living in a town close to it. I’m definitely a city girl, but enjoy the country as well. I’m going to be a teacher in an elementary school and every day after school gets out, you’ll find me running training for the Disney half marathon in Orlando, Florida.