SAAC Spotlight: Northwest Nazarene's Dylan Brink
Brink shot 43 percent from the floor along with 40 percent from beyond the arc in 11 appearances off the bench during the 2016-17 season.
Brink shot 43 percent from the floor along with 40 percent from beyond the arc in 11 appearances off the bench during the 2016-17 season.
Dylan Brink
Dylan Brink

Friday, August 25, 2017

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Name: Dylan Brink
Sport: M
en's Basketball
Northwest Nazarene
Biology, Pre-Med
Brighton, Colo.

Extracurricular Activities: Intramural sports, hiking, skiing, and working.

Why Did You Choose To Attend Northwest Nazarene: I chose NNU because of the coaching staff, the small class sizes and the personal interest professors show in their students.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken And Why: Genetics. It’s a very interesting field of study that is growing at an exponential rate and has a significant impact on our lives.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her: Dr. Ed Robinson. I enjoyed learning from Dr. Ed because he not only cared about my success in his course but also my life outside of the classroom.

Years Involved In SAAC: 1

The Reason I Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: It is a chance to make your voice heard as a student-athlete, as well as learn more about the NCAA.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity: The Minute to Win It fundraiser.

If I Could Change One NCAA Rule, It Would Be: For the shot clock to be 24 seconds.

What Is The Most Important Thing You've Learned From Balancing The Demands Of Athletics And Academics: The most important thing I have learned is to be intentional and focused in whatever I am doing in order to get the most out of it. This includes everything from studying, practicing, spending time with friends and even sleeping. Time is of the essence and can't be wasted.

What Does It Mean To Be A Division II Student-Athlete: To me, to be a Division II student-athlete means a couple things. First, it means that you are an exceptional student putting forth exceptional effort in the classroom in order to receive, the main purpose of college, a degree. Secondly, it means that you are a great athlete who works relentlessly on their craft, constantly making adjustments and perfecting details to be the best you possibly can be.

Current Mentor(s): Paul Rush (NNU head men's basketball coach), Gus Hermes.

Future Goals After School: Attend medical school and ultimately own my own practice.

Biggest Obstacle Overcome During Collegiate Career: Transferring schools.

Best Advice I’d Give To An Incoming Freshman: Get to know your athletic trainer(s) and spend consistent time treating your body even when healthy.

If I Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why): Martin Luther King Jr.

Favorite Sports Team: Denver Nuggets.

Favorite Athlete: Larry Bird.

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moment: Traveling overseas to East Asia to play with Athletes in Action.

One Thing That People Don't Know About Me Is: I have gone zip-lining on three different continents.