Behind the Athlete: Carissa Coopman


by Kristin Simpson/Sports Editor

Hometown?Davenport, Iowa

Sports you play at Simpson?Volleyball and Softball

Favorite restaurant?Olive Garden

Thing you miss most from home?My 5-year-old little sister Payton and 2-year-old little brother Brian II

Favorite actor/actress?Denzel Washington

First thing you’re going to do when the weather gets warm?Softball practice on the diamond

What is your major?Elementary Education

Best Winter Olympics moment so far?As evil as this sounds, I think it is really funny when people fall, and the one night we were watching it and three out of like six skaters fell

Pre-meet ritual or lucky charm?If there’s warm-up music on you better believe I’m dancing and singing to it!