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Sept. 26, 2016

Cole Gorski is a rising junior who competes in the pole vault for the track and field program. As a freshman, he placed ninth in the pole vault at the Big Ten Championships with a mark of 5.01m. As a sophomore, he set a personal best of 5.02m at the Meyo Invitational on his way to a fourth-place showing. Gorski is a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and was a 2016 Academic All-Big Ten selection.

What was your favorite part of Bucks Go Pro? – The group message.

What is the best piece of advice you received from BGP? – Giving back is one of the most important things that you can do as a human.

Which site visit did you enjoy the most? – I loved going to the South Side Learning Center to play with the kids.

What was your group project, and what was your role in it? – Our group project was to establish a resource that would help students who are interested in entrepreneurship pursue their own ideas. There was no defined role within the group, everybody did a little bit of everything. Things like coming up with ideas, generating student response, and talking with our benefactors were common.

How did you decide to come to OSU? – My brother came here so I got to visit a lot. I loved the atmosphere.

How long have you been doing your sport? – I’ve been running track since seventh grade.

What is your favorite part about your sport? – Setting a `PR’ is a pretty cool feeling. You fall from what feels like is 100 feet high and get to watch the bar stay up.

What is the hardest thing about sport? – The technique. You tell your body to do something over and over and over again and it just won’t listen.

How do you balance athletics and academics? – Just have to find a routine. Tell yourself that you will allocate these times to practice, these times to class, and these times to school work.

Why did you choose your major? – Still stuck between a few…

What is your favorite study spot on campus? – If I can snag an individual desk at Thompson I know I’ll get a lot done.

What is your favorite class you have taken here so far? – I really enjoyed my religious diversity class. It opens up your eyes to the way that the entire world ticks.

What is a fun fact about you that not many people know about? – I can sleep standing up.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? – PB&J sandwich.

Who do you most admire and why? – My brother. Even though he’s only a year older than me, he’s probably the smartest person I know, and one of the funniest too.

Describe OSU in one word. — Opportunity.