Student-Athlete Spotlight: Summer Garr

Evan Thue – 

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Summer Garr a junior on the University of Wisconsin Stout Volleyball Team. Garr is a business administration major and is from Rush City, Minnesota.  

Why did you choose Stout?

I chose Stout for its large variety of major options and the more hands on approach to learning your chosen field. Coming in I wasn’t completely sure on what I wanted to do with my life and the people here made it so much easier to find something that I am passionate about for my future.

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

I am not going to lie I don’t do a ton outside of school and athletics, most of the time my world literally revolves around the two. Also, one thing that I try to do in my off time is coach because I love to work with people that share the same passion I do for volleyball. Getting to help kids learn to play an amazing game makes me appreciate playing it myself even more.

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

Some interesting facts about me is that I absolutely love to read, I have two Rottweilers named Piper and Havoc, and I can say the alphabet backwards.

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?

My favorite pro-athlete would have to be Tori Dixon. She is on the US Olympic indoor volleyball team and is originally from Minnesota. I grew up watching her at the University of Minnesota and when she achieved the Olympic status I was stoked to keep watching her.

What is your plan after college?

After college I would love to work for a publishing house in a big city. To work with established authors and getting to work first hand in the book publishing process would be amazing, but to be completely honest I don’t have set plans quite yet after college.