Anissa Janzig: Not Wasting Any Time

Maverick Spotlight

by TRAVIS GERLACH, CSU Public Relations Intern



Anissa Janzig is a senior from Wells Minnesota. In 2018 Janzig saw action in all 108 sets and ranked third on the Mavericks with 171 kills and first with 89 blocks. Contributed 15 kills in a match at Winona Stated. Recorded season-high seven blocks in a match against Lubbock Christian. Janzig was also names NSIC All-Academic. 

  1. What three words best describe you? 
    • Passionate, Goofy, Compassionate  
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves?
    •  Slow walkers/drivers/talkers: Time is precious. 
  3. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
    • It’s pretty unoriginal, but probably a dog because they are so loyal, carefree, bring joy to so many people, and they’re always happy. 
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    • Say yes to a blind date
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star?
    • Kerri Walsh
  6. What is your most prized possession? 
    • My photos 
  7. What three items can always be found in your refrigerator?
    • Chicken, Minced Garlic, and Iced Coffee
  8. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time?
    • Cook, eat, read and watch movies. 
  9. What skill would you like to master? 
    • Speak French fluently. 
  10. What movie title best describes your life? 
    • The Hunger Games because I’m always hungry. 
  11. What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? 
    • A class being canceled when I didn’t have my homework done in time. 
  12. What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? 
    • Vaping 
  13. If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? 
    • Travel writer
  14. Who inspires you to be better?
    • My teammates and my family
  15. What is something you will NEVER do again?
    • Go snorkeling: I’m terrified of fish.
  16. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? 
    • Go on a mission trip in a foreign country.
  17. If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
    • The ability to control the four elements: I was obsessed with Avatar the Last Airbender as a kid. 
  18. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?  
    • Buy my parents an incredible vacation to thank them for everything they have done for me.
  19. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?
    • Honestly, I’d go back to biblical times to meet Jesus and witness His teachings and miracles. 
  20. What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato?
    • The opportunities it provides for its students, both inside and outside of the classroom. Whether it’s been in education, athletics, faith, travel, or career, MSU has provided me with so many options for growth and development in each of the areas that matter most to me. 


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