Bear Facts: Renae Van Wyhe

Oct. 3, 2008


Renae Van Wyhe
Women's Cross Country, Junior

When did you start playing your sport?
Junior year in high school

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
My High school coach. Coach Simmons. He was the first person I had run for.

What is the best part of being a college athlete?
Coming in having a bunch of friends and a great team

Favorite sport other than your own?

What is your nickname on the team and why?
Nae. It's easier to pronounce.

After meeting Coach Harbour, what was your first thought?
I thought that I would never find a coach who cared more about his team.

Do you have a pre-race ritual, if so what is it?
Listen to my ipod to get in the zone.

What is the most unique item in your locker?
School supplies

Who are your favorite sports heroes?
Steve Prefontaine

What is the highlight of your sports career?
When I made All-Conference in '08.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
Falling at the Tyson Invite

What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
A belief in myself and having confidence

What opposing schools do you most look forward to competing against ?
Texas Tech and Rice, whoever is in front of us.

What is one thing Coach Harbour always tells you?
Take your airborne and eat lots of calories.

What is your favorite team road trip?
When we went to the Stanford Invitational in '08.

Who is your biggest fan?
My mom

What's the most important thing you've learned as a Baylor athlete?
To chill out sometimes.

Who is your all-time favorite Baylor athlete?
Coach Harbour



As a role model to young athletes, what advice can you give?
Always run so that you don't have any regrets.

What are three words that describe you?
Fun, smart, and interesting

What song is stuck in your head right now?
T.I.'s "You can have whatever you want"

What is your favorite T.V. show?
No Reservations

Name one thing you can't go a week without.

What is your dream job?
Being a professional athlete

What's your most valued possession?
My Garmin GPS

Best non-athletic talent?
Formulating math proofs

Favorite musical artist?

Biggest fear?
Being cold, really cold

Biggest pet-peeve?
When people ask me what kind of combinations of cereals I'm eating

Least favorite food?

Favorite T-Shirt?
My Incubus T-shirt that my mom got me for Christmas

Best opposing Big 12 fans?

Movies or TV?


Inflatable Judge or Bruiser?
Inflatable Judge

Daytime or Nighttime?

Penland or Memorial?

Cars or Trucks?

compiled by Drew Morrill, Athletic Media Relations student assistant

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