Shaina Fossum
Events: Mile, 400 IM
Height: 5'2"
Hometown: Minnetonka, Minn.
High School: Minnetonka HS
Major: Nursing


2005-06 Season: Member of the 400-Yard Individual Medley Relay team that placed first at the UM-Morris Relays...member of the 200-Yard Freestyle Relay team that finished first at four different meets...captured first in the 1650-Yard Freestyle at the MSU-M Dual and UM-Morris Dual...finished third in the 100-Yard Freestyle in the St. Ben's Dual...placed 6th in the 1650-Yard Freestyle at the Dragon/Cobber Open.

Personal: Earned HS letters in swimming...daughter of Lyle and Julie.

Why Did You Choose to Come to Concordia? “I loved the whole environment: the old buildings and the friendly people.”

The person I admire most is: “My parents.”

__________The SHAINA FOSSUM File:

Place I would most like to visit: Australia

Favorite foods: Pasta

Favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy, Gilmore Girls, The Hills

Favorite musical groups: Waking Ashland, the Academy is..., Dashboard Confessional, A Day at the Fair, Spill Canvas, The Working Title, and much more.

Favorite book: My Sister's Keeper

Best class ever taken at Concordia: English 150 w/Joan Koperud

Biggest influence on my athletic career: Coach from HS - Gary Taylor

If I were to play another sport it would be: Volleyball

Before each meet I: Have to check and make sure I've packed everything I need at least twice, usually three times

What is your greatest fear? Drowning