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Sept. 21, 2015

Kendall Curtis is a senior forward on the Ohio State women’s ice hockey team. Hailing from Highlands Ranch, Colorado, Curtis scored game-winning shots against New Hampshire and St. Cloud State and scored the lone shootout goal in the ninth round against No. 1 Minnesota last season. Off the ice, she spent her summer participating in the Wolstein Leadership Academy and interning with Bucks Go Pro in the creative services in the Ohio State Department of Athletics. During her internship, she gained more knowledge in Adobe suites and any other graphic design program that allow her to get closer to her goal of designing sports apparel.

Student Life

  • What is the best time of year on campus? Spring.
  • What is your preferred mode of transportation to class? Bike.
  • Have you switched your major? If so, how many times and why and if not, how did you know your major was “the one”? Officially three times… but in my head at least five. I wasn’t sure what my outlet was, I knew what I like and what I’m good at, but I couldn’t find what area would best suit those things.
  • What has been your favorite or most interesting class at OSU? Design History.
  • If you had to give an incoming student advice, what would it be? Get involved – the times where I’ve grown most and learned most about myself were the times outside of class. The information you gain from class is good, but the knowledge you gain about yourself and the world after college is integral and can only be gained outside the class in organizations and internships.

Pop Culture

  • What social media do you prefer the most? Instagram.
  • Which do you watch more: Netflix or TV? TV.
  • Would you rather read the book or watch the movie? Movie.
  • What song can you not help but sing-a-long to? Any Taylor Swift song, even though I don’t like that music.
  • What was the last movie that you saw in theaters? Imitation Game.

Sports

  • When is your favorite time of your sport’s season? Playoffs.
  • Which team do you most look forward to competing against? Wisconsin.
  • Do you have any pre-game/match superstitions or rituals? Play hacky sack with Lauren (my teammate), which usually turns into a dance party between only the two of us… listening to different music in our headphones. Stick handle if I can.
  • What is your favorite part about your sport? Touching the ice – for practice, pregame, every shift. It’s something you don’t do in your daily routine; we don’t skate around campus during the day, so it’s the best time every time I get to do it.
  • What is your favorite athletic memory? Beating Minnesota on TV in a shootout. Minnesota had only been beaten twice in two years, which is more than 70 games!

Miscellaneous

  • When you are not at practice, what could someone find you doing? Designing anything.
  • Do you have a hidden talent? I jam on the guitar.
  • If you could play another sport other than yours, what would it be? Golf, I love it.
  • If you won the lottery, what would you do? Give it to my parents, pay off my student loans, give the rest away.
  • What do you most look forward to doing during the summer? Downhill mountain biking, hiking, camping, road trips, ALL things outdoors.
  • If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be? Fly, duh.
  • Do you have an interesting nickname? Gingy… if you don’t know me, I have red hair, so naturally… it’s been with me since I was 14, at the time it wasn’t offensive, so I have never seen it that way, but lots of other people have trouble accepting that one at first.
  • If you could switch places with anyone on your team for a day, who would you choose? They graduated this past spring, but one of the twins so I could see what it’s like to be six feet tall.
  • What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? Work smart, not hard.
  • If you could witness any event of the past, present, or future, what would it be? 1980 Miracle on Ice.
  • Would you be the first O, H, I or last O in a picture? H
  • What is your favorite part about being a Buckeye? The honor representing an institution with so much deep rooted excellence.. to think that someone believed I fit that mold is humbling and amazing.