EDITOR’S NOTE: Each week The Volante sports staff will interview a member of the USD athletic community and ask them off-the-wall questions. Enjoy the hilarity.
Travis Brenner, a sophomore Biology major, is a member of the USD men’s track and field and cross country teams.
He runs on the distance squad for the Coyotes and competed at the Summit League Indoor Championships last weekend.
He was a member of the men’s distance medley relay that placed second and individually placed 10th in the mile.
Jilanne Doom: Do you have any pets and, if so, what are their names?
Travis Brenner: Yeah, in Yankton I have three cats and three dogs. And the dogs’ names are Maggie, Sadie, and Tripp, and the cats are Misty, Scooter, and Fats. Fats and Tripp are my favorite.
JD: What is your favorite thing to get at a coffee shop?
TB: I like caramel macchiatos.
JD: Boxers or briefs?
TB: Boxer briefs.
JD: Who is your favorite professor at USD?
TB: Michelle Van Maanen is probably the best but I liked Señora Helmer. I also liked Dr. Coster a lot.
JD: Are you a morning person or a night person?
TB: I don’t know, I would say night. I just like sleeping in but I don’t really sleep in that late so I guess it’s both. It’s mutual.
JD: What is your favorite thing about track?
TB: I like hanging out with my teammates a lot. Also just the feeling that you’re getting something accomplished.
JD: Who is your favorite band and why?
TB: Right now I’d say it’s this guy named Tim Myers. He does songs for like commercials, but they’re really good. The two songs that I really like right now are called “Yes” which is in the Wendy’s commercials and the other one is “Under Control” that’s in the Chase credit card commercial. They’re both pretty good.
JD: Are you a fan of scary movies?
TB: Yes and no. I like watching them with a bunch of other people but I can’t watch them by myself.
JD: What is your favorite kind of cookie?
TB: Just regular chocolate chip. But it has to be warm and just out of the oven.
JD: If you wear cologne, what kind do you wear?
TB: I actually just got it for my birthday. It’s Versace.
JD: What is your opinion on women wearing Ugg boots?
TB: I don’t like them. But I’m not the one looking like an idiot, so I guess I don’t care.
JD: What is your favorite holiday?
TB: I like them all. I like the Fourth of July a lot and Halloween a lot. And New Years. And Christmas if it snows.
JD: If you found a turtle on the street and took it home, what would you name it?
TB: I wouldn’t take it home.
JD: What is your favorite event to run in track?
TB: I would say the mile. It’s better than any of the longer distances and anything shorter is just a sprint.