Athlete Profile: Heather Haug

Sport:  Track and Field
Name:  Heather Haug
Hometown:  Livingston, Mont.
Major:  Exercise and Nutrition Science
Year in School:  Fourth
How long involved in Track and Field:  10 years

What events do you compete in and what do they entail?
The mile, 800-meter, steeple chase, 3000-meter and whatever else the coach throws me in.

Why did you join Track and Field?
I like to be outside and do things outside; it also doesn’t require a lot of coordination.

What is your favorite thing about Track and Field and why?
The team. They are a bunch of fun and easygoing kids.

What is your motivation before a competition?
Dance parties in the locker room and listening to music.

Are you planning to continue competing in Track and Field after graduation?
Probably not competitively; I’ll just run for fun.

What do you think is the key to your success as a student athlete?
I try not to make it a chore, by making running and school as fun as possible.

Do you have any awards or achievements you have received while involved in your sport?
Two time conference champion in the 1500-meter and one mile.  All conference, which is the top 30 in the conference in steeple chase.  Two-time teammate of the year and all academic.

Do you have an inspirational person or quote?
“If you’re not first you’re last.”From the movie Talladega Knights

Do you have any other hobbies/activities/interests?
Hanging out with friends, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and people watching.

What is your favorite class at MSU and why?
Exercise physiology because I can apply it to multiple aspects of my life.

Why did you come to Montana State?
Because Bozeman is a happening place.