Slow Walkers: Get Out Of Monika Ryan’s Way!

Maverick Spotlight

by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern

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In this week’s edition of Maverick Spotlight the inSIDER features Monika Ryan. Ryan is a Junior on the MSU Tennis team. The Las Vegas, Nev. native Went 5-11 in singles matches, including a 5-10 record in No. 2 singles match, went 5-12 in No. 1 doubles matches with her teammate Erin Streeter in the 2017-18 season. Let’s get to know Monika a little better.

  1. What three words best describe you? 
    • Hardworking, Excited, Spontaneous  
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves? 
    • Slow walking people 
  3. If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? 
    • I would be a bird because I love to travel
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well? 
    • Don’t know
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star? 
    • Shawn White
  6. What is your most prized possession? 
    • Family
  7. What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? 
    • Carrots, Parsley, and Bacon
  8. If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? 
    • Write 
  9. What skill would you like to master? 
    • Dancing
  10. What movie title best describes your life?
    • I don’t really watch/like to watch movies 
  11. What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? 
    • I got my puppy Bently
  12. What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? 
    • High waisted anything 
  13. If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? 
    • Own a no kill animal shelter 
  14. Who inspires you to be better? 
    • My mom
  15. What is something you will NEVER do again? 
    • Not sure.
  16. What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? 
    • Travel to Europe
  17. If you could have a super power, what would it be? 
    • Read peoples’ minds
  18. If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Tell my mom to quit her job
  19. If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? 
    • I would like to see the middle ages 
  20. What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato?
    • I like how close knit and nice everybody is, I don’t have that from my home town, Vegas. 

Thank you Monika for taking the time to answer these questions. If you are an athlete or know of an athlete who should be featured in the Athlete Spotlight, please send an email to

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