Evan Thue – 

This issue’s Student-Athlete Spotlight is Emily Bialka a Senior on the UW-Stout Volleyball Team, Bialka is an applied science major and is from Cottage Grove, Minnesota.  

Why did you choose Stout?

I chose Stout because of their polytechnic reputation and strong STEM programs, and to play volleyball.

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

In my free time I love to go on a good run outside, especially the Red Cedar trail! I love to hang out with my friends, bake gluten free desserts, kickbox, read, or do puzzles.

What are a few interesting facts about yourself?

Something interesting about me is that I have a guinea pig back home!

Who is your favorite pro-athlete and Why?

I don’t have a favorite pro athlete, but I love watching the Twins every summer. It’s so fun to go to Target Field and cheer on the team!

What is your plan after college?

After college I plan to go to graduate school for a division of chemistry. I hope to work in industry at the same time!