NAME: Tara Reyelts ’14
HOMETOWN: Grand Rapids, Mich.
HIGH SCHOOL: Forest Hills Eastern
MAJORS: English and African culture and colonialism
WHY I CAME TO OLAF: To play hockey and learn some stuff
HOCKEY HISTORY: I started playing hockey in fourth grade. I had been figure skating for the year or two previous, but became bored of that. My older brother started playing hockey, so I decided to follow suit. I played two years on a boys’ team. Then, from sixth grade through my senior year of high school, I played for the Grand Rapids Griffins girls’ team because there was no girls’ high school hockey.
PRE-GAME RITUAL: There are certain foods I always eat before games: a peanut butter and jelly sandwich; a mix of Goldfish, pretzels and raisins; and cereal. Right after our on-ice warm-up I eat a piece of chocolate. Chocolate is the new breakfast of champions.
FAVORITE PUMP-UP SONG: “‘Till I Collapse” by Eminem
FAVORITE SPORTS MOVIES: Tie between “Remember the Titans” and “Cool Runnings”
FAVORITE TV SHOW: “Pretty Little Liars.” No shame!
FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Chipotle
THREE FAMOUS PERSONALITIES I’D HAVE OVER FOR DINNER: Muhammed Ali, Abraham Lincoln and Maryse Conde
FAVORITE SPORT OTHER THAN HOCKEY: Track
RANDOM FACT: My favorite animal is the meerkat.
FAVORITE BOOK: “The Poisonwood Bible” by Barbara Kingsolver
GOALS FOR THE REST OF THE SEASON: Make it to playoffs and get an MIAC Championship.
– Alana Patrick