by Deborah Haley
Everything about Seri Geisler—from her major to her posture—suggests that she is an athlete, and the sophomore from Grand Rapids, Minn. has left her mark on Valley City State University athletics in her two years here.
Seri began her athletic career at VCSU on the volleyball court. After playing for some time, she was recruited for the track and field team. “It was a really cool experience,” says Seri. “It was never part of the plan because I came for volleyball, but it worked out better than I could imagine.
Last season, Seri proved to the coaching staff that they made the right choice, winning the NAIA championship in javelin in May and earning a fourth-place finish in javelin at the USA Track and Field Junior Championships in June. Seri’s NAIA championship was the first women’s track and field championship in the history of VCSU. She also holds the current VCSU record in both the javelin and the shot put for the women’s track and field team.
Seri applies the dedication of sports also towards her classes. She is a physical education/health education major with a coaching minor. Her goal is to coach volleyball. She describes the professors at VCSU as “personable—if you don’t understand something, you don’t need to be afraid to ask.”
Along with the track and field team, Seri also participated in intramural sports and FCA Bible study. In her free time, she enjoys working out, spending time outdoors, and hanging out with friends. She also enjoys the many activities provided by VCAB (Viking Campus Activities Board), including dances and grocery bag bingo among others.
Seri has left her mark on VCSU athletics, and she plans to continue her winning tradition through the rest of her time here.