Get to Know Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) is a fall Q&A feature profiling Summit League SAAC representatives. These SAAC representatives provide a glimpse into their personal life away from their sport and what it is like being a student-athlete.
In this week's installment, a senior golfer on the South Dakota men's golf team, Jack Holmgren, is profiled.
Name: Jack Holmgren
School: South Dakota
Hometown: Plymouth, Minn.
High School: Wayzata
Sport: Men's Golf
What is your favorite vacation spot? Bemidji, Minn. to visit both of my grandparents.
What is currently on your music play list? Today's Country radio
What is your funniest memory from youth sports? I forgot my clubs at a course one time after a tournament. People thought I was crazy.
Which actor/actress would play you in a movie? A younger Vince Vaughn.
What do you remember about your first college competition? I was so nervous. I remember being mentally drained after the round. I think I slept a solid 10 hours that night.
Who was your favorite athlete growing up? Growing up, Tiger Woods because of the passion and dominance he played golf with.
Who is your favorite professional sports team? Minnesota Timberwolves (huuuugggeee fan)
What are three things in life you couldn't live without? Family, phone and food.
Which three people would you want to have dinner with (current or historical)? Stephen A. Smith, Colin Cowherd, and Jerry Jones.
What is your favorite television show or movie? Game of Thrones.
What is the best advice you've ever received? Be patient.
What attracted you to your institution? My teammates and the coaching staff.
What community service projects/organizations are you involved with outside of athletics? The First Tee.
What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete? Having the opportunity to support my teammates at The Summit League Tournament.
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete? You have to balance your time to achieve success in the classroom and on the course.
What is your favorite spot on campus? The basketball arena.
What is your dream job/career? Playing professional golf and starting my own company.
Your most prized possession is? My putter.
If you could have one superpower what would it be? Telekinesis
ABOUT THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Through 35 years of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of nearly 100,000 at eight institutions, including three located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University with the University of North Dakota becoming an official member on July 1, 2018. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced nine NCAA Champions along with over 90 Academic All-Americans, nearly 100 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. For more information about the league, visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague.