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Maverick Spotlight: Mary Fixsen

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by ALEX BAUMANN, CSU Public Relations Intern

This week’s Maverick Spotlight features Mary Fixsen, a Senior on the MSU Women’s Track & Field team. Fixsen is from Redwood Falls, Minn. Fixsen is primarily a sprinter and has competed in multiple events throughout her time as a Maverick. In the 2017 Indoor season, Fixsen  earned a first-place finish at the MSU Birdman Open in the 600-meter dash running it in 1:42.03. Let’s get to know Mary better.

  1. What three words best describe you? 
    • Hardworking, Determined, Go Getter
  2. What tops your list of pet peeves? 
    • People who eat with their mouth open or the sound of people chewing loudly. 
  3. As the only human left on Earth, what would you do? 
    • I would probably cry because I would be so alone.
  4. What’s the dumbest thing you’ve done that actually turned out pretty well?
    • Driving 25 hours straight in a car on a road trip with friends.
  5. Who is your all-time favorite sports star? 
    • Michael Jordan
  6.  What is your most prized possession? 
    • My dog Jemma who is a Pitbull- boxer
  7.  What three items can always be found in your refrigerator?
    •  Eggs, Cheese, and Ranch
  8.   What is the most impressive thing you know how to do? 
    • I can do a three-leaf clover shape with my tongue or I can write with my left hand
  9.  Who’s your go to band or artist when you can’t decide on something to listen to? 
    • Needtobreathe 
  10.  What movie title best describes your life?
    • Road Trip
  11.  What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? 
    • Winning the NCAA March Madness women’s bracket and winning a free T-shirt for it.
  12.  What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with but you just don’t get the point of? 
    • The woah challenge or the Tik tok app
  13.  If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have?
    •  A dog sitter cause I love dogs. 
  14. Who inspires you to be better? 
    • My family. They have always supported throughout everything I’ve been a part of.
  15.  What is something you will NEVER do again?
    •  Eat too much before a hard track workout
  16.  What TV show or movie do you refuse to watch? 
    • South Park
  17.  If you could have a super power, what would it be? 
    • Invisible
  18.  If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? 
    • Pay off my student loans
  19.  What type of music would you (do you) sing in the shower?
    • All kinds. I like all types of music. But probably pop music.
  20.  What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato?
    •  My professors are really amazing and supportive of me. I like that the MSU community makes the campus feel like home. 

Thank you Mary for answering the questions for this Maverick Spotlight inSIDER article. If you are an athlete or know of an athlete who should be featured in this segment, please send an email to Alexander.baumann@mnsu.edu.

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