Student Athlete–Spotlight: Courtney Oleson

Logan Myhre-


This issue’s Student–Athlete Spotlight is Courtney Oleson, a junior forward on the University of Wisconsin–Stout women’s basketball team. Oleson is a studio art/art education double major from Altoona, Wis.


Why did you choose Stout?

“I chose Stout because a lot of my favorite teachers were graduates from here and it was just far enough away from home for me to be on my own and independent.”


Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?

“I like to hang out with my friends, play other sports and be outdoors whenever I get the chance.”


What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

“I was asked to play basketball my sophomore year by coach Thomas while I was shooting around in the gym one day. I am a double major in art education and studio art. I have a twin sister.”

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?

“Sydney Leroux because she is a hard worker.”

What are your plans after college?

“I might want to take a year to travel and see different art around the world, and then I plan on teaching either middle school or high school because I feel like those are the years my art teachers made a difference in my life, so I would like to do the same.”