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The University Magazine

Tiger Sports
New feature is not just for sports fans

Welcome to the “Tiger Sports” page! We hope you enjoy this new feature that gives readers a chance to catch up on the latest RIT Athletics news as well as get to know one of the more than 500 student-athletes at RIT.

Anna Kolnik, women's soccer

Anna Kolnik is our first profile. Kolnik is a senior on the women’s soccer team and has been a starter since her freshman year. Last season she was named a co-captain and led RIT with three goals. She helped RIT to a second-place finish in the Empire 8 and a berth in the conference tournament. A marketing major and the president of RIT’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Kolnik helped organize the Student Athlete Formal, which helped raise money for the Live Strong Foundation and Kids Night Out.

Hometown: Sharon, Wis.

High School: Big Foot High School

Major: Marketing

Minors: Communications and accounting

Favorite class: Professional Selling and Buyer Behavior

Favorite professor: Phil Tyler ’65 (business), associate professor of marketing, E. Philip Saunders College of Business

Favorite hangout on campus: Training room and Student Alumni Union

Favorite place to go in Rochester: Comix Café


Favorite sports moment at RIT: When former teammate Jen Rynda, the only freshman starter, scored her first collegiate goal

Favorite event at RIT (non-sporting): RIT Athlete Formal and Brick City Homecoming

Opponent I like to beat the most: Nazareth College

What do you hope to accomplish in the upcoming season: Win the Empire 8 to earn an NCAA bid. I want to score 10-plus goals and start every game.

In 10 years, I will be: Hopefully working for the NCAA in their championship games sponsorship and marketing ares and will have started a family.

Person(s) I most admire: My grandfather Ray Kolnik
Why: He has worked hard all his life. He raised five kids, he has 22 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. He is an amazing, determined, funny, fun-loving man.

On my iPod I have: Lots of country music, Disney and songs my high school friends recorded.

Four people living or dead you’d invite for dinner: My Grandfather McMasters, Walter Payton, Mia Hamm, John F. Kennedy

Favorite Place at RIT to eat: I love the croissant sandwiches at the Student Alumni Union.

Web extra:
RIT athletes enjoyed a tremendous spring season. For highlights and to find out about the upcoming fall season, visit the Web site at