Athlete of the week: Kim Cerjan

Name: Kim Cerjan 16

Sport: Basketball

Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo.

High school: Doherty High School

Major: Biology

Why I came to St. Olaf: St. Olaf has a small-school atmosphere with an opportunity for a great education.

Basketball history: I started playing basketball in fourth grade, and I have played for my school and club teams since then. In high school, I was captain for two years and achieved three school records for shooting threes and free-throw percentage. Basketball has opened many unimaginable opportunities to travel, meet people and represent my high school basketball team.

Pre-game ritual: Pasta, nap and pre-game warm up

Favorite pump-up song: “300 Violin Orchestra”

Favorite sports movie: “The Blind Side”

Favorite TV show: “House”

Favorite restaurant: Texas Roadhouse

Three famous personalities that youd have over for dinner: Brad Paisley, Keith Urban and Walt Disney if he were alive

Plans after Olaf: Graduate school or pursue a science profession working with animals

Favorite professional athlete: Dirk Nowitzski

Favorite sport other than basketball: Hockey

Random fact about you: Im also an artist and discovered I have a direct lineage connecting me to King Harald IV and King Magnus III of Norway

Favorite book: “The Hunger Games”

Most memorable moment as an Ole athlete: Just having an chance to play the game I love as a first year

Biggest difference between high school and college sports: Time commitment and physical demand

Best advice youve received: No regrets. Work hard, play hard.

Goals for rest of the season: Help bring home some wins for the Oles