Dec. 2, 2011
CSU's Roering welcomes leadership role, dedicated to teammates
Q&A with Rams golfer
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Emily Roering is a junior health and exercise science major from Glenwood, Minn. She carries a 3.67 grade-point average.
How did you get interested in golf?
I got interested in golf at a very young age because of my dad. His parents loved golf and got him into it and he would take me to the driving range and I would hit balls with his clubs. Then we moved to a golf course and my sister and I always hung out at the course.
How do you prepare yourself for competition?
Before each round I make sure I get warmed up and make sure I get my mind in the right place, not too excited but focused and relaxed.
What are your goals for the remainder of the season?
Due to my injury, I know I won't be able to help the team on the course. So, my goals are not only to get my back better for fall of 2012 but also be a leader in practice and help the team get ready for their tournaments.
What was your favorite course to play this fall? Why?
My favorite course we played this year was Ptarmigan. It's one of our home courses here in Fort Collins and everyone at Ptarmigan is so nice and supportive of us. It's an awesome course with awesome people.
What has been your greatest golf memory?
My greatest golf memory would have to be winning four state championships in high school and winning state individually, and as a team my senior year. I also enjoyed making it to the NCAA regional championship my freshman year and playing at Stanford's home course.
Who has had the biggest influence in your life? Why?
The biggest influence in my life is my parents. My dad taught me how to play golf and just about every sport I have played over the years. He has taught me how to be a good sport and always give 100 percent no matter what. My mom has taught me how to be a good person, treat people with respect and use my manners. My parents have not missed a game, match or any of my competitions since I can remember. They were always proud of me no matter how things ended up and that has always meant a lot to me.
Besides golf, what is your favorite activity or hobby?
Since I'm from Minnesota, the land of 10,000 lakes, I love to do anything on the water during the summer or winter. Also, I really enjoy playing basketball when I get the chance.
What was your first job?
My first job was picking the range at my home golf course. I was in 8th grade and I swear the buckets of balls weighed more than I did. I had to use every muscle in my body to pick the baskets of balls up and put them in the machine.
Why did you choose to come to CSU?
On my recruiting trip I loved everything about Fort Collins. I thought it was a great town and had an awesome campus. I also really enjoyed the girls that were on the team. They were super nice and made my recruiting visit very enjoyable. Also, once I saw the Harmony Club I was sold!
What is your favorite thing about being a Ram?
I love how supportive the town of Fort Collins is of the sports at CSU. There is so much support from the students of CSU and the community. There are so many people that come out to our tournaments and support us. It's just awesome to have that much support when you're playing.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years I have no idea where I will be. I would love to stay in the golf world either playing or coaching. Other than that I really don't know where I will be.
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