Getting to know… Em Meinhart

Senior basketball player, Em Meinhart

Purvit Patel

Senior basketball player, Em Meinhart

Name: Em Meinhart
Year: Senior
Major(s): Majors: Entrepreneurship & Marketing Minors: Women’s and Gender Studies & Management
Hometown: Bowmanstown, PA
High School: Palmerton High School
Position: Forward/Center

Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
A: My older cousins went to Wilkes and I was always up here for games when I was a kid, so it was familiar to me.  When I was recruited here it just seemed like a perfect fit, and I loved the atmosphere.

Q: What are your hopes for the upcoming season?
A: To turn around our second half of the season and win some of the conference games we know we can win.

Q: When/Why did you first begin playing basketball?
A: Basketball has always been a sport that my family played and I grew up watching them so it inspired me to want to play.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies off of the field?
A: I love track and wish I could’ve continued. I also like writing, and working with Dr. Clevenger and Dr. Newell on our Entrepreneurial Communities research and being able to present at different conferences.

Q: Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life? Why?
A: I would have to say Marissa (Missy) Oertner. I aspire to be just like her.

Q: A quote you live your life by?
A: “Life is a highway”

Q: What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?
A: To me, being a Colonel means leading by example in and out of the uniform.

Q: If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?
A: Michael Jackson, he’s a legend.

Q: Does the Women’s basketball have anything they would like to inform the student body?
A: Our record doesn’t show how talented we are.