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Riley Boyd
Riley Boyd
Year: Senior
Hometown: Williamsburg, Mich.
High School: Traverse City Central
Major: Chemistry
Team: Golf
Study Abroad: Madrid, Spain

What is your favorite sports moment at K?
We took third during my freshman year at Pine River in Alma. Our captain and lone senior, Will Reichle, was so happy because even though we didn't win, the team had never had that type of success while he was at K. I don't think I've seen anyone happier after a tournament even though they didn't win.

What is your most memorable academic experience at K?
My entire time in Spain and Europe. It was by far the best time of my life with people that have become some of my best friends.

Why did you choose to attend Kalamazoo College?
I chose to attend K because it was a great school, especially with my plans to pursue medicine. I also fell in love with the small school vibe on my visit after only visiting Big Ten schools.

What do you enjoy most about road trips during your season?
The food. The golf team eats well.

What is your least favorite thing about road trips during your season?
Cleaning the van (and the windshield if you had the highest score).

Who is your all-time favorite athlete and why?
I don't really have one. I guess Justin Thomas or Jordan Speith are my favorite current athletes though. Both great golfers, but even funnier guys on and off the course.

What is your favorite class and why?
Biochemistry because it is the best of both chemistry and biology.

Who is your favorite professor and why?
I can't pick. It's a five-way tie between Drs. Amanda Wollenberg, Slough, Furge, Bartz, and Fink. They are all great in their own ways.

Other than the sport you play, what other sports activity are you good at?
Is bowling a sport? If not, then tennis.

Is there another game in which you dominate? (card games, lawn games, pool, darts, etc.)
Euchre .

Outside of sports, what is your favorite hobby?
Boating back home in Traverse City with my friends.

What is your favorite meal in the cafeteria?
Spicy mac and cheese hands down.

Who is your role model?
My dad.

What do you enjoy most about practice?
It is pretty much always laid back and a nice break from classes.

What do you like least about practice?
Working on the range instead of going out to play.

What is the topic of your SIP?
Investigation of AP-induces TFAM-DNA cross-links. 

What are your plans/goals after graduation?
I am taking a gap year before I apply to medical school.