Q & A with Dr. Gary, Featuring Dan Mason, Men's Track and Field

Daniel Mason ’16, Track & Field, Sport Management

Q: What is your favorite class/professor experience at Wittenberg?

A: On the first day of German 112 our professor told us why he teaches a foreign language. He said if we learn each other’s languages then we will understand each other’s cultures and stop wars from happening. He told us he taught a foreign language because he’s in the business of stopping wars. It was a really cool moment and really set the tone for the semester.


Q: What is your most memorable sports moment at Witt?

A: I will never forget my first collegiate track meet. There were a few Division II teams there and I ended up competing against the eventual DII national champion in the weight throw. That meet was the only meet I was ever really nervous for. Everything after that seemed easy.


Q: To you, what does it mean to Tiger Up?

A: To Tiger Up means to rise to the occasion. It is a call to action for you and your teammates. We Tiger Up in our biggest moments.


Q: What is your favorite place on campus (to hang out, socialize, etc.)?

A: My favorite place is the Hollow. It is a great place to sit and enjoy the weather, or toss a Frisbee around.


Q: What do you see yourself doing after Witt?

A: I would love to get into coaching. Track and field is a sport where learning never ceases and I think it would be really enjoyable to start my career in track.


Q: After your time at Wittenberg, how will you pass light on to others?

A: By using what I have learned in my four years here in the next phase of my life. I hope to set an example in the business world and show how great Wittenberg is. I also aim to actively advocate for Wittenberg in the future.