This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Bethany Hanson, a midfielder on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Women’s Soccer team. Hanson is from Coon Rapids, Minn. and is a senior in the dietetics program.
Why did you choose Stout?
“I chose Stout because I knew I wanted to continue playing soccer in college as well as have a degree that I was interested in. This narrowed my options to two schools, including Stout, and as soon as I toured this campus I knew I had found the right school for me.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?
“Soccer and school take up most of my time, but when I do have some free time, I enjoy hiking, reading and cooking.”
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
“An interesting fact about myself is that I started to play soccer because of my older brother. He had already begun to play in a recreational league, and I had wanted to play as well to show him I could be better than and outplay him.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“My favorite pro-athlete would be Carli Lloyd. She plays for the women’s national soccer team and is a two-time Olympic gold medalist. [She’s] an amazing soccer player and someone to look up to when it comes to hard work paying off.”
What is your plan after college?
“I plan to obtain my master’s in human nutritional science and then begin applying for a dietetic Internship. Hopefully this will lead to my ultimate goal of becoming a registered dietitian.”