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Loper of the Week: Josiah Parker
Matt Tomjack
Guest Writer
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Josiah Parker
Hometown: Lincoln, Neb.
Year: Senior
Major: Pre-physical therapy/ business management

Josiah Parker, a pre-physical therapy and business
management major from Lincoln, is the lone senior on this year’s
men’s basketball team. Standing at 6’ 10”, Parker is as big
of a leader as he is a presence on the court. Heading into
the holidays, Parker and the Lopers look to continue their
quest for the conference championship.


What is your favorite:
• Color: Red
• Movie: "Remember the Titans"
• Song: “You are” by The Katinas
• Band : I can’t choose just one!
• Actress: Jessica Alba
• Actor: Denzel Washington
• TV Show: "The Office"
• Food: Italian
Do you have an inspirational figure?
I look up to my dad. He’s always been there for me whenever I need him.

What is your favorite thing about UNK?
The friendships I have developed.

What hobbies do you have to occupy your spare time?
I play video games most of the time.

Besides basketball, what is your favorite sport?
Besides basketball I have to say football, no question.

What is the hardest part about being a student athlete? What’s your favorite part?

The hardest part is definitely the time management aspect. My favorite aspect is all of my friends on the team.

What do you want to do after college?

I want to be a physical therapist. It’s going to be hard work, but it will be worth it.

What is the hardest part about being the only senior on the team?
The pressure of this being my last chance to play competitively in college.


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