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7 Things About Josh Hoffman

A personal Q&A with a journalism student and the winner of the MWC Ultimate Fan Reporter Challenge.

Earlier this week, the Mountain West Conference announced that SDSU student Josh Hoffman was the grand prize winner of the 2011 Ultimate Fan Reporter Challenge. As the grand prize winner, Hoffman will receive airfare, hotel accommodations and credentials to the 2011 Conoco MWC Basketball Championships for himself and a guest. Hoffman will go behind-the-scenes to interview Mountain West coaches and players after the semifinal and championship games of the conference tournament, taking place this week. Hoffman's adventure can also be followed via the SDSU blog.

Name: Josh Hoffman
Age: 22
Major: Journalism
Campus affiliations (clubs, sorority/fraternity, AS, etc.): KCR Radio, student assistant in the SDSU Department of Marketing and Communications

  1. Why did you choose SDSU?
    I chose SDSU because of its location, educational opportunities and prestige within the California public school system.

  2. What inspired you to declare your major?
    After serving as the sports editor on my high school’s newspaper for two years, my passion for sports journalism was confirmed. Additionally, I have a natural curiosity about the world, and I have always enjoyed writing and storytelling.

  3. What is the best piece of advice you ever received?
    "Be who you are, and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind." - Dr. Seuss

  4. What are your future goals?
    I want to be a sports broadcaster for a national radio and/or television network.

  5. What’s the first website you look at every day?

  6. What experience at SDSU has changed your life the most?
    My tenure as the sports director at KCR Radio — SDSU’s student-run radio station — has changed my life the most because it has given me great opportunities within the sports journalism industry, which in turn have helped me further my pursuit of my ultimate career goals.

  7. What is your favorite book?
    Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and Off the Court by John Wooden

Bonus Questions

  1. What city would you like to visit or visit again?
    New York City

  2. What is your favorite sports team or who is your favorite individual athlete?
    Los Angeles Lakers
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