This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Brandyn Christman, a guard on the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s basketball team. Christman is a senior in the health, wellness and fitness program and is from Rice Lake, Wis.
Why did you choose Stout?
“I was transferring from University of Minnesota-Duluth after my freshman year and was considering Eau Claire, La Crosse and Stout. All of the schools had my major, and I could go to any of them. I was talking to the basketball coaches and ended up liking my visit at Stout along with talking to [Coach] Eddie [Andrist]. Eddie is the reason I came here.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?
“I always like staying active and trying new things. In the summers I love being on the boat, wake surfing and doing a little fishing. This winter I’m going to start skiing again and maybe snowboarding with my girlfriend, so fingers crossed that goes well.”
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
“A few interesting facts about me are that I used to race snowmobiles starting when I was four until I was 13. Then I took up basketball more and more. I have a super competitive side that started on day one. I was born in Superior but moved to Rice Lake as a sophomore in high school. I have one younger brother as well and two very supportive parents.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“My favorite pro-athlete is probably Jordy Nelson because of his consistency and competitiveness.”
What are your plans after college?
“After college I will be going to Northwestern Health Sciences in Bloomington, Minn. for its chiropractic program.”