Abbey Renner, biomedical science junior, is a well-known and well-loved face on campus as a member of the women’s basketball team, Gamma Phi Beta and Tri-Beta. Here is some new information about this OCU champion.
Q: Have you gotten any new nicknames since coming to college?
A: I’ve had a couple notable nicknames, but I think the most notable is “Wedgie,” which came about during a trip to Alaska with the biology department. A 7-year old Seattle native first gave it to me, and it stuck.
Q: What is your spirit bird, and how do you embody that avian creature?
A: My spirit bird is the Ruddy duck. I am a Ruddy duck, and it is me.
Q: Please describe your summer trip to Alaska in one metaphor.
A: Alaska was childbirth: beautiful with an underlying discomfort, but I loved it and can’t imagine not having gone.
Q: Who are your scientific role models?
A: Dr. John Nail. His humor makes science more enjoyable than it already is. Also, Laura Jardine and Alanah Hosford. And Cassandra and Erica. I want to be them. I used to admire them as science nerds in the caf.
Q: I hear you are going to be a “G” this year in the Gamma Phi Beta sorority. What qualities make you most eligible for grandma status?
A: I am most grandma-like in my cookie baking abilities, and I’m excited to love on my G. I’m ready to spoil and love her like a grandma would.
Q: What is the moment you felt most like a champion?
A: When I got my first organic chemistry test back, and it was an A. Also, a basketball national championship is pretty hard to beat, as far as feeling like a champion goes.
Q: Please assign a dog to each member of your family.
A: Including Moose? My dog is Moose, a white English Goldendoodle. He’s the very best thing that’s ever happened to me. I’d say my mother is a hardworking dog, like an Australian Shepherd. I admire her work ethic. My dad is a Bulldog because he’s big and tough, but at the end of the day, he’s a big softie. My brother would be a Lab. He’s fun to be around and gets along with anyone.
Q: What was your worst shopping experience?
A: I bought a cookie once from the mall and then dropped it, icing face down, in a Victoria’s Secret.
Q: If you could force one of your professors to wear a particular outfit all day for a week, which professor would you pick, and what would you make them wear?
A: I would make Dr. Nail wear shorts and a Hawaiian shirt because that man wears nothing but button-downs and slacks.
Q: Where do you see yourself in 38 years?
A: Hopefully, at that point, I might have a family and children. At 58, I might be close to grandchildren. Mostly, I’ll want a house and free time and to generally have my life together. I hope I’m better at playing the acoustic guitar, but my hobbies will probably revolve around my family. I’d like to be living in the mountains.
Q: What is something very few people know about you?
A: I have a crooked sternum.
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