Maggie Knier: Slow Traffic Keep To The Right…

by TRAVIS GERLACH, CSU Public Relations Intern

Maggie Kneir – Swim & Dive

On this segment of the Maverick Spotlight, the inSIDER features MSU Women’s Swim and Drive team member Maggie Knier. Knier is from Big Lake, Minn. She also has her own business 2True headbands and won the big ideas challenge in 2019! In 2018 she Claimed three All-NSIC honors in the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and the 100 freestyle at the NSIC Championships. Amongst many other accomplishments!

Let’s put Knier into the spotlight!

  • What three words best describe you?  Competitive, talkative, driven
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? Slow walkers
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A dolphin. They’re intelligent, get to live in the ocean, and aren’t prey to any predators.
  • What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well? I didn’t write or practice an important speech until the night before but ended up winning the contest.
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Cliché answer for a swimmer, but definitely Michael Phelps
  • What is your most prized possession? My business!
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Eggs, almond milk, and pineapple
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Get better at photography/videography and work on my business. I always have to be doing something!
  • What skill would you like to master? Photography or graphic design
  • What movie title best describes your life? Tall Girl
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? One time I won a free pizza in a raffle. That’s about it as lucky as I get.
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? TikTok
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? A travel journalist!                                  
  • Who inspires you to be better? My parents and friends
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Pull an all-nighter
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Go skydiving! I’ve been twice and it’s life-changing.
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? Teleportation! No gas money and instantaneous transport to anywhere in the world would be amazing.
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? I’d call my parents and then book a trip around the world.
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? New York City when people heard that World War II was over, or the Met Gala
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The people! We have a large student body, but I still can’t walk through campus without running into people I know constantly. Even the faculty is super supportive and accessible. It really makes it feel like home.

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