Thursday, April 26, 2012

Five Minutes With ... Matthew Ranck

Wooster junior men's lacrosse player Matthew Ranck

Name: Matthew Ranck

Hometown/High School: West Bloomfield, MI/Walled Lake Northern

Institution: The College of Wooster

Major: Business Economics

Sport: Men’s Lacrosse

I am originally from ... West Bloomfield, MI

Why did you choose to attend a NCAA Division III institution?  Wooster is a great school academically, especially with its Independent Study Program.  It also has a great social environment.  These factors along with the ability to play lacrosse, showed me that it was a perfect fit.

How would you describe the philosophy of NCAA Div. III? The philosophy of Div. III is awesome because all the student-athletes are playing for the love of the game.

How has your experience been in balancing athletics and academics at Wooster? My first semester freshman year was a tough adjustment.  It was tough balancing the lifestyle of being away from home, school, and athletics. Staying organized and on top of your work is key.  Each semester, gets easier and easier, though.

How would you best describe your normal day as a student-athlete at the NCAA Div. III level? I.e. What do you do all day?  Wake up at about 9:15 for class at 10.  Most days I don’t eat breakfast. Have classes until 1.  Eat lunch at 1. Then, I will just relax before practice at 4.  After practice, I will eat dinner and then think about doing hw.  Which won’t start for about 2 hours after the initial thought.

Favorite thing about Wooster? My favorite thing about Wooster is the close-knit community, as well as the ability to succeed in the classroom and on the field.

Favorite thing about the NCAC? The NCAC is a very competitive conference, and every game is very exciting.

What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to work for a sports management firm directly after college, and would ultimately like to become a Sports Agent.

If you are stranded on an island, you would like to be with …… a ship builder

What has been your most memorable moment in athletics during your collegiate career?  Upsetting the No. 6 team in the nation in our first-ever home night game.

What’s currently playing on your I-Pod? Crash into Me – Dave Matthews Band

In your opinion, what is the most important life lesson you learned while competing at the NCAA Div. III level? The most important lesson I have learned would be the ability to balance all of the important things you have going on.

How many hours a week do you spend on Facebook? Too much

What would be your advice for someone that is considering enrolling as a student-athlete at a NCAA Div. III institution? You need to pick a place that fits you. Picking a school with a great education and great environment for living is key.

Who do you look up to? My Father

if you could excel at any competitive sport (other than your own) which would you choose? I would choose Golf.

Which historical sporting event would you have liked to witness? The United States Hockey team upsetting the Soviet Union in the 1980 Olympics.

What's the most impressive meal you've ever cooked? I don’t cook very often.

What’s your favorite sports team/Who’s your favorite athlete? Detroit Red Wings/Pavel Datsyuk and Johan “The Mule” Franzen

Favorite hobbies outside work/school? Hanging out with family and friends, playing and watching just about any sport.

First job? I was a caddy at a nearby country club.

Favorite ice cream? Chocolate

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