SAAC Spotlight: Western Oregon's Isaiah Abraham
Isaiah Abraham played in all 11 games for Western Oregon in 2018, playing on both defense and special teams.
Isaiah Abraham played in all 11 games for Western Oregon in 2018, playing on both defense and special teams.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Part of a regular series.

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Name: Isaiah Abraham
Sport: Football
School: Western Oregon University
Year: Sophomore
Major: Economics
Hometown: Monmouth, Oregon

Why Did You Choose To Attend WOU: I felt that it was the best fit for me.  I'll be the fourth generation of my family to attend the university.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken In College And Why: Microeconomics, so far, because it is a class that really interests me.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor You've Had In College And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her: Professor Frederick Oerther has been my favorite professor so far. He is very kind and fair with how he grades and is great at presenting subject matter into a learnable format. You can tell he really cares about his students.

Years Involved In SAAC: One year. 

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I'm from this community so I felt like it was a great opportunity to help set things up that would give back to the town I grew up in.

What Does It Mean To Be A Division II Student-Athlete: It means that I finally get the chance to live out my dream of playing college football.

Future Goals After School: Work my way up in the Nike/Jordan brand.

What Is The Most Important Thing You've Learned From Balancing The Demands Of Athletics And Academics: Time management is extremely important. As long as you manage that well then, you'll do a lot better.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Collegiate Career: Nagging injuries from high school that I came to fall camp with. They held me back, but it wasn't anything I couldn't overcome. Physical therapy and hard work got me back on track and better than ever!

Best Advice You Would Give To An Incoming Freshman: Take care of business from the get go and don't wait to start trying in school. It's a lot harder trying to raise your GPA than it is to do good from the start and just maintain that and still have some room for error.

Favorite Sports Team: Portland Trail Blazers and Carolina Panthers.

Favorite Athlete: Jalen Ramsey

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Homecoming/senior night win against Humboldt State this past season.

One Thing That People Don't Know About Me Is: I have an older sister that is playing Division I softball in California.