Maverick Baseball’s Teddy Petersen Plays A Mean Violin

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by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern


In this week’s edition of Maverick Spotlight, the inSIDER features Teddy Petersen. Petersen is a Junior on the MSU Baseball team. Petersen is from Glencoe, Minn. Some of Petersen’s accolades include being named to the 2018 All-NSIC Second Team, the 2018 NSIC Gold Glove Team, and the NSIC Spring All-Academic Team. Let’s get to know Teddy a little better.

Maverick Spotlight

  1. What three words best describe you?
    • Driven, caring, humble
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves? 
    • People not putting their dishes in the dishwasher.
  3. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do?
    • I’d find a dog to be my pet so I could have a close companion and someone to talk to.
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    • I asked a girl out my sophomore year of high school by attaching a note to a mechanical pig. Thankfully she said yes and we are still dating to this day.
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star?
    • Tiger Woods
  6.  What is your most prized possession?
    • My Bible
  7.  What three items can always be found in your refrigerator?
    •  Eggs, milk, ketchup
  8.   What is the most impressive thing you know how to do?
    • Play the violin
  9.  Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to?
    • Adele
  10.  What movie title best describes your life?
    • Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs
  11.  What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you?
    • I’ve caught a foul ball at a Twins game.
  12.  What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of?
    • Game of Thrones
  13.  If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
    •  Professional baseball player
  14. Who inspires you to be better?
    • Maddie Monahan
  15.  What is something you will NEVER do again?
    • Go to Scream Town
  16.  What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch?
    • Vampire Diaries
  17.  If you could have a super power, what would it be? 
    • Read minds
  18.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Pay off my parents’ mortgage.
  19.  What type of music would you (do you) sing in the shower? 
    • Any Justin Timberlake song
  20.  What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? 
    • My favorite place on campus is the cafeteria but I cherish all the relationships and memories I’ve made over the last three years here.

Thank you Teddy for taking the time to answer the questions for this week’s Athlete Spotlight. If you are an athlete or know of an athlete who should be featured in this weekly segment, be sure to send an email to

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