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MWC Spotlights Sophomore Tristan Shoup

November 10, 2017

Grinnell, IA -- From the MWC League Office, Sophomore Tristan Shoup is the subject of the Student-Athlete Spotlight of the week.

As a freshman last season, Shoup started 16 games and played in all 23 and averaged 9.3 points per game and pulled down an average of 6.2 rebounds per game.  The sophomore from Fort Atkinson, Wis. is majoring in biochemistry.  The Bucs open the 2017-18 season on Wednesday, November 15 when they travel to Rockford University for a 7:00 p.m. tip.   

What attracted you to Beloit College? 
The high academic reputation as well as the coaching staff.

What’s your favorite class you’ve taken so far?
Organic Chemistry

Are you involved in any community service projects/organizations?
I volunteer for my high school basketball coach to help out the youth programs in my hometown.

Are you involved in any other clubs/organizations on campus other than athletics? If so, what is your role with them?
I am involved in SAAC, but I am just a member. I also participated in our future leaders class offered by the athletic department.

What are you hoping to do with your degree post-graduation?
I plan to go to pharmacy school.

What is the key to your success?
Hard work and dedication

If you won the mega million lottery what’s the first thing you’d do?
Find a good investment plan for the majority of the money.

If you could eat dinner with any celebrity, who would it be?
Kobe Bryant

What do you like most about being a student-athlete at Beloit College?
I like the community at Beloit most. We have very close students and faculty and it feels like everyone cares about each other.

Why did you choose to compete in Division III Athletics (Why D3?)
Division III athletics in the Midwest is extremely competitive and I wanted to stay close to home. I had offers to play football and basketball but ultimately decided to play basketball.

What has been your most memorable moment as a student-athlete so far in your college career?
Winning male freshman athlete of the year.