Everyday Champion - Ginny Omundson
Feb. 4, 2009
When you think of the demands of being a student-athlete, the things that enter your mind right away are how these young men and women balance the demands of academics and athletics. You hear a lot about time management as a skill you have to learn.
You can add being married to the list of demands for senior swimmer Ginny Omundson of Wilsonville.
"It's difficult to balance being married and being a student-athlete," Omundson said. "When I am at practice I focus on swimming and just being in the moment. When I do homework I focus on homework and when I am with my husband Joe, then I am just with him. That is how I get through it all."
Omundson has been quite successful at it as well, sporting nearly a 4.00 cumulative GPA in nutrition science with a minor in chemistry. She was also named a Pac-10 All-Academic selection second-team during her sophomore year.
"I decided to major in nutrition science with a minor in chemistry because I love learning about the human body, it is really interesting to me," Omundson said.
Her interests have led her to aim at becoming a nurse.
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Q. What role does the team captain play on this team?
Q. With nearly a 4.0 GPA, what are the keys to your success?
Q. What interests you about nursing?
Q. Has your experience at Oregon State been positive athletically?
Q. Describe your experience on campus for the last four years?
Q. Where do you think you have grown most since your freshman year?
Q. What are your hobbies out of the pool?
Q. How have you been involved in community service?