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Feature Friday Series: Claire Rusovick

Feb 5, 2021

For this week's Feature Friday we welcome freshman Claire Rusovick, a native of Westminster, Colo.

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Rusovick attended Mountain Range High School, where she ran track and developed a love for the sport. After running her freshman and sophomore years, she qualified for state as a junior and did the same for cross county. Rusovick, who is currently a film and media arts major, also received a gold key in ceramics her senior year of high school, which she says is one of her proudest achievements.

Rusovick attributes her success and her interest in athletics to her family and their support. Parents Michael and Kathleen Rusovick have been more than influential in helping develop their daughter's skills and strength in running, along with her older sister Tatum and Rusovick's high school coaches. Athletics have always been a big part of Rusovick's family life, having played soccer when she was younger and many of her family activities revolved around sports and outdoor activities.

Rusovick's favorite part about being a student-athlete at the University of Utah is the kindness she has encountered in other students, as well as the location and geography of the campus. She is excited to be part of the team, to compete in races, build relationships with her teammates and looks forward to her career in animation.

Q: What is your favorite color? 
A: Green
Q: If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be?
A: Bruges, Belgium
Q: Who is your biggest athletic inspiration?
A: Alexi Pappas
Q: What's your favorite food?
A: Dark Chocolate
Q: What's your favorite holiday/celebration?
A: Thanksgiving
Q: What is your favorite memory/experience with the team thus far?
A: Crazy hard track workouts
Q: If you had a superpower what would it be?
A: Teleportation
Q: If you could be friends with any celebrity who would it be?
A: Zooey Deschanel
Q: If you could only listen to one song for the rest of your life, what song would it be?
A: Your Song - Elton John 
Q: What is your favorite part of being at the University of Utah?
A: The team and the beautiful campus
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: 500 Days of Summer
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: Gossip Girl
Q: If you were stranded on an island and were able to take one person with you, who would you take?
A: My momma
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Working for Pixar 
Q: What is your future profession?
A: Animation