This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Robert Pilz, a sophomore pitcher on the University of Wisconsin–Stout baseball team. Pilz is a special education major from Spencer,WI.
Why did you choose Stout?
“I chose Stout because I liked the size of Menomonie, it had my desired major and I had the opportunity to continue my athletic career.”
Outside of school and athletics, what are some of your hobbies?
“I enjoy fishing, traveling and hanging out with friends. I also like coaching and mentoring young baseball players.”
What are a few interesting facts about yourself?
“I was born in Kotzebue, Alaska and lived in Ambler, Alaska for seven years. As a youngster I helped train the family’s dog sled team, and I’m not afraid to be different or unconventional.”
Who is your favorite pro-athlete and why?
“My favorite pro-athlete is either Zach Davies or Tim Lincecum because they give inspiration to undersized pitchers, like myself.”
What is your plan after college?
“After college I plan to be a special education teacher.”