Evan Thue –
This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Jordan Wilson, a senior on the University of Wisconsin-Stout men’s baseball team. Wilson is a criminal justice and rehabilitation major and is from Eau Claire, Wisconsin.
Why did you choose Stout?
I chose Stout because of the criminal justice program. I was impressed with the program director and professors. For baseball, I was welcomed by coaching staff and the familiar teammates I had already on the baseball team along with coming in as freshman.
Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?
Outside of school, I enjoy coaching baseball and basketball around the area. I coach middle school basketball in Menomonie over the winter and love to practice every day with the kids.
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
In the summer, I coach a 15-year-old baseball team and enjoy traveling to tournaments.
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?
My favorite pro-athlete is Mike Trout. He does everything right on and off the field. From the way he plays the game is something I like to try and mirror.
What is your plan after college?
My plan after college involves moving to Florida.
If you had to pick another sport to play, what would it be and why?
If I had to pick another sport, it would be basketball. I’ve enjoyed playing intramurals and pick-up games in the MPR throughout my time at Stout.
What’s your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the baseball field.