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How Well Do You Know Cara Beatty And March’s Pop Quiz

We asked two members of the softball team how well they knew sophomore Cara Beatty. Also, check out March’s pop quiz with NDSU athletes!

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Sophomore softball players Cara Beatty and Sam Koehn are new to the program this season. Both transferred to North Dakota State in advance of this season. We tested Koehn and Kara O’Byrne, a fellow sophomore, to see how well they know one of the newbies on the roster.

Cara Beatty

Kara O’Byrne

Sam Koehn

The Questions

1. If you were stranded on a desert island, the one thing you’d bring with you is…

Beatty: My dad (He’ll catch us both some fish)

O’Byrne: Her dad +1
Koehn: A swiss army knife, very practical

2. Your favorite professional sports team is…

Beatty: Vegas Golden Knights!!

O’Byrne: Vegas Golden Knights +1
Koehn: Definitely the Las Vegas Golden Knights +1

3. Would you consider yourself a good driver?

Beatty: Yes, I have never been pulled over

O’Byrne: Yes +1
Koehn: She doesn’t have a car here but I would say so. +1

4. Your favorite ice cream flavor is…

Beatty: Mint chocolate chip

O’Byrne: Red velvet
Koehn: Mint chocolate chip or mint chocolate +1

5. Who is one famous person you’d love to meet?

Beatty: Frankie Valli

O’Byrne: Mike Trout
Koehn: This is a hard one, there’s so many! Maybe someone off of the cast of Grey’s Anatomy or Gossip Girl?

6. If you had to pick: waffles or pancakes?

Beatty: Waffles (my mom’s homemade are the best)

O’Byrne: Waffles +1
Koehn: Waffles +1

7. On a scale from 1 to 5, how lucky do you think you are?

Beatty: 1 – I never forwarded those chain texts 5 years ago.

O’Byrne: 2
Koehn: Probably a zero! Bad things have a way of finding Cara, like getting hurt, tripping, etc.

Final Score: 4-4 TIE

March’s Pop Quiz With NDSU Athletes

Each month, we give a handful of NDSU athletes a pop quiz to uncover who they are underneath the Bison uniform. Here are the answers from March’s featured athletes.

Tim Heikkila: Men’s Track & Field

Heikkila dazzled last season in cross country, earning All-Summit League honors. He followed that up with a third place finish in the mile run at the Summit League Indoor Championships. He also finished fourth in the 1500m run during the conference’s outdoor championships. More recently, the Brule, Wisconsin, native took the 3000m title at this season’s Bison Open.

The funniest person on your team is…
Alex “Bart” Bartholomay

Your pre-game/match/race/round ritual is…
In this order: Wake up, 10-minute shake out, 3 cups of coffee with big breakfast, listen to entire “Stoney” album by Post Malone, watch “Kevin’s Famous Chili” scene from The Office.

If you could live anywhere besides Fargo, where would it be?
Oulu, Finland or Oulu, Wisconsin

What’s the luckiest thing to ever happen to you?
Being roommates with Alex Bartholomay since my freshman year.

Who is your favorite professional athlete (any sport)? 
John M. “Red” Pollard, Seabiscuit’s Jockey

Michael Otomo: Wrestling

Otomo, a transfer from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, has broken into the Bison starting lineup at 184 pounds. Otomo began the season wrestling unattached, but was still able pick up a tournament win at the Jimmie Open in early November. Making his first start against Oregon State on December 20, Otomo earned a 10-6 decision victory. He also earned a hard fought decision victory against Northern Colorado on January 27.

The funniest person on your team is…
Dylan Droegemueller always keeps you on your toes.

Your pre-game/match/race/round ritual is…
After weigh-ins, I have to eat banana bread. The second period of the match before me I have to sit down and relax. Then before my match starts I have to shake my legs out before I shake my opponent’s hand. Weird things you develop when you have been wrestling for 16 years.

If you could live anywhere besides Fargo, where would it be?
Miami, Florida. Where it is warm 24/7.

What’s the luckiest thing to ever happen to you?
I won a brand new jet ski in a raffle.

Who is your favorite professional athlete (any sport)? 
Conor McGregor, the guy is a legend.

Maddie Hansen: Softball

Hansen played her first season in Fargo last year, transferring in from Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She started in 36 of the 40 games she played last season. By year’s end she nabbed seven doubles, 18 RBIs and an impressive .995 fielding percentage.

The funniest person on your team is…
The funniest person on our team would be Lauren (Reimers), but don’t tell her I said that! We have a lot of funny people on our team!

Your pre-game/match/race/round ritual is…
I don’t really have a specific pregame ritual, I don’t believe in a lot of superstitions!

If you could live anywhere besides Fargo, where would it be?
In the middle of nowhere somewhere in eastern Iowa!

What’s the luckiest thing to ever happen to you?
When I was younger I was driving through snow on my 4 wheeler and I crashed into a giant rock and got flung through the air onto a frozen pond and walked away with no injuries!

Who is your favorite professional athlete (any sport)? 
Yadier Molina, he’s been my favorite my whole life!

Dax Wallat: Men’s Golf

The Federal Way, Washington, senior has been a staple in Steve Kennedy’s lineup the last few seasons. He competed in seven tournaments as a junior posting a 75.45 stroke average. This season, he posted a solid second round 70 in the Zach Johnson Invitational to lead the Bison to a second place finish in the tournament. Outside of that, Wallat competed in three of NDSU’s four fall tournaments.

The funniest person on your team is…
Probably Jed (Baranczyk)

Your pre-game/match/race/round ritual is…
I have to slam a full Monster (Energy Drink) before my warm up to get pumped.

If you could live anywhere besides Fargo, where would it be?
Anywhere south of the equator

What’s the luckiest thing to ever happen to you?
Got the opportunity to play golf at NDSU.

Who is your favorite professional athlete (any sport)? 
Jordan Spieth

Tucker Rohde: Baseball

Rohde has become one of the most reliable fielders in the Summit League. Playing in 48 games, Rohde had an impressive 1.000 fielding percentage. At the dish, the Scottsdale, Arizona, product hit for a .269 average, a 19-point increase from his freshman season. He also drove in 21 runs and had two home runs.

The funniest person on your team is…
Parker Harm

Your pre-game/match/race/round ritual is…
A couple sprints in the outfield right before the game

If you could live anywhere besides Fargo, where would it be?
Newport Beach, California. Love the beach.

What’s the luckiest thing to ever happen to you?
Since I’m all the way from Arizona. I was luckiest to find a college in NDSU where I’ve made lifelong friendships and connections.

Who is your favorite professional athlete (any sport)? 
Both are retired now but Chase Utley or Peyton Manning.

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