Student-Athlete Spotlight: Shanna Laehn

Evan Thue

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Shanna Laehn a Senior on the University of Wisconsin–Stout Women’s track and field Team. Laehn is a health wellness and fitness major and is from Mondovi, Wisconsin.   

Why did you choose Stout?

I came to Stout because it’s close to home and I was recruited to run here.

Outside of school and athletics, what are some other things you like to do?

I like crafting and spending time with friends.

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

My nickname in high school was Flash and my favorite food combination is pickles and peanut butter.

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?

Lolo Jones (ex pro hurdler) because she is very inspirational and I respect her views.

What is your plan after college?

I’m looking into grad schools for athletic training and if that doesn’t happen I want to do something in the health and wellness field or maybe coach.

If you had to pick another sport to play, what would it be and why?

Volleyball because I love the game and the team atmosphere.

What’s your favorite place on campus?

On the track because it is somewhere I can have fun and is somewhere I’m motivated most.

Favorite Food of All Time?

Rice-a-roni