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Rashid Coulibaly, Oshkosh North

FVA Spotlight: Rashid Coulibaly, Oshkosh North Football, Swimming and Diving and Track and Field

Each week during the 2015-16 school year, the Fox Valley Association will feature two student-athletes (one male and one female) from one of its 10 schools for a "Student-Athlete Spotlight" Q & A segment. The segments will be posted every Tuesday and Thursday and individuals are selected by the school.

Name: Rashid Coulibaly
 
School: Oshkosh North
 
Sports: Football, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field, Wrestling
 
Other school clubs/activities: Rotary Club, Math League, Symphony Orchestra
 
Parents’ names: Mamadou Coulibaly, Fatoumata Kroman
 
Siblings’ names: Yasmine Coulibaly
 
Favorite aspect of your school: All the different people I get to meet and spend time with. From friends to staff and coaches. They are amazing people and I don't know what I would do without them.
 
If you have been involved in community service projects, which has been most rewarding and why? It would have to be my first one, which was be helping build a home with Habitat for Humanity for a family that moved into the area but could not afford a house. It was the most rewarding because it revealed to me how amazing it is to do something for others.
 
College or post-high school plans: I am planning to go to UW-Madison but I'm still not fully decided. I accepted my admittance but I'm keeping other options in consideration. 
 
What is your desired major/career field? Mechanical engineering major with an aerospace engineering minor.
 
What is your favorite class? Physics
 
Who is your favorite teacher? Mrs. Dillon
 
What is the best advice one of your coaches has given you? Coach Kujawa once told me to try my best and just have fun and enjoy myself. It took off a lot of the pressure I felt to do well, making me less anxious.
 
Something people would be surprised to know about me is…: I'm bilingual, I speak fluent French in addition to English as it is my first language, and have a multinationality as I have spent half my life in the Ivory Coast, which is in West Africa.
 
Favorite memory from being involved in co-curricular activities is…: Going to state for track and field
 
Favorite professional team: Real Madrid C.F.
 
Favorite professional athlete: Christiano Ronaldo
 
What is at the top of your “bucket list?” Skydiving
 
What is your dream job? Head designer for aerospace company like Lockheed Martin
 
Favorite person to follow on Twitter: @ChaseReljic
 
A non-athletic talent I have is…: I play the violin
 

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