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This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Mathias Ahman, a defensemen on the University of Wisconsin–Stout men’s hockey team. Ahman is from Harnosand, Sweden and is a junior in the business administration program.
Why did you choose University of Wisconsin-Stout?
“I chose Stout because it reminded me of my hometown in Sweden: a little smaller but really pretty. I also really like the campus and the atmosphere.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?
“Outside of hockey and athletics, I enjoy being on a computer, hiking and being with friends.”
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
“I’m a typical average golfer, born and raised in Sweden, and I’ve always wanted to be in a band.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“My favorite pro-athlete is Zlatan Ibrahimovic. He is the best soccer player of all time from Sweden, and I like him because he always works hard and is a great guy.”
What are your plans after college?
“After college I am not sure yet what I want to do. I want to stay here in the U.S., and the ultimate [goal] would be to continue playing ice hockey for a couple more years.”