SAAC Spotlight: Alaska's Jordan Muzzillo
Jordan Muzzillo appeared in eight games as a sophomore in 2019-20, finishing with two assists and two points.
Jordan Muzzillo appeared in eight games as a sophomore in 2019-20, finishing with two assists and two points.
Jordan Muzzillo
Jordan Muzzillo

Friday, February 12, 2021

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Jordan Muzzillo
Ice Hockey
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Business Administration
Capron, Illinois

Why Did You Choose To Attend Alaska?: I wanted to experience Alaska and was given the opportunity to play college hockey.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken And Why?: Sports and Recreation Facilities was my favorite class. I liked learning about how plans are put into place and how to execute them.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her?: Derek Hickley. He communicates well and is understanding. He also gives good detail and direction on what he expects from us.

Years Involved In SAAC: Two years.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I wanted to get more involved and I thought it would look good on my resume.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity To Date: Planning the banquet at the end of the year.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You In Life After You Graduate?: It will help me to make decisions in a group setting and execute plans well.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned About Balancing Athletics And Academics?: Time management is huge. Planning out the week is vital to my success.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Your Collegiate Career: Going on long two-week road trips and having to communicate with my professors about what I missed in class. It’s always tough to make up for lost time.

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Winning the Governor’s Cup.

Best Advice You’d Give To An Incoming Freshman: Time management with both school and athletics is important.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why)?: I would spend the day with Michael Jordan because he knows how to win at anything he does.

Future Goals After Graduation: I want to be a certified strength and conditioning coach and own a gym.

Favorite Sports Team: San Jose Sharks.

One Thing People Don’t Know About You Is: I used to show livestock when I was younger.

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