Spoiler alert: there are LOTS of varsity athletes in the School of Kinesiology. Because, sports! But what else are they into? We find out in this KIN Week edition of the T-Birds 5-on-5 series.
Tommy Nixon (TN): men's basketball
Cassandra Knievel (CK): women's basketball
Brock Staller (BS): men's rugby
Yasmin Bains (YB): women's softball
Tyler Enns (TE): men's baseball
1) You play and study sports ... what other interests or hobbies do you have that may surprise people?
TN: If I could do a different degree, it'd be in music. Love listening to it, and love making it. Karaoke Tuesday's at the Gal anyone?
CK: Avid Harry Potter fan.
BS: Besides rugby, I spend my time golfing, gardening and eating feasts. I would highly suggest a cooking date with our team's Irish potato aficionado, James Thompson or dish Nazi Bryan Tyrer.
YB: My fine motor skills and dexterity are pretty good, and I try to be artistic, so I started doing henna tattoos.
TE: I also like to play the guitar; more specifically, Wonderwall.
2) What is something you have learned in a KIN class that has either benefitted you in your sport, or changed your perspective of sports?
TN: Barry [Legh]'s helped me construct a workout routine, Janna [Taylor] taught me the ethics and [Maria] Gallo helped me understand DOMS (Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness), which had been a mystery for some time.
CK: Creatine supplementation – Professor Gallo.
BS: If you're not at ease, you're in a state of disease.
YB: After taking KIN 361 Intro to Athletic Training, I have a lot of respect and appreciation for our trainers and anyone else for that matter who can do a functional closed basket weave tape job in under three minutes.
TE: I have learned that the mental side of sports is just as important as the physical side.
3) What's the most interesting part of the human body?
TN: The funny bone -- I've yet to discover it.
CK: Olecranon because it sounds wonderful in a song.
BS: The hippocampus. It sounds like a hippopotamus, looks like a seahorse and will help you remember to look up The Vod Lounge.
YB: Obviously the slammin' jammin' olecranon (elbow). No explanation necessary.
TE: I would have to say the male nipple, because why?
4) What's the worst food you just can't stop yourself from eating?
TN: 5 Tastes Chinese Cuisine, and if it's Tuesday, I'm going to Triple O's.
CK: Toaster Strudels. They are delicious.
BS: 5 Tastes.
YB: Ice cream. Any flavour. I would never say no to Rain or Shine!
TE: All food is good food.
5) What super power would you love to have, and why?
TN: Super Saiyan. I just feel it could come in handy down the road.
CK: Teleportation -- would be wonderful to be able to travel around the world. Or even to away games without the hassle of airports, travel time, etc.
BS: The ability to teleport the rugby team and alumni around the world, in order to attend a full moon party with retired coach Dave Johnston and to catch the Rugby World Cup in the UK this September.
YB: I think my teammates and a few of other individuals would be extremely disappointed in me if I didn't say Spidey powers.
TE: Probably teleportation because the walk from Fairview to Wood is just too far.
Check out last week's edition of the T-Birds 5-on-5 series: Hockey Heartthrobs.