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Major Monday: Hannah Whetzel

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Major Monday: Hannah Whetzel

Oct. 18, 2018
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When Hannah Whetzel isn't at the track running 5Ks, she is in the lab studying mechanical engineering.

For every race, Hannah Whetzel wears the same socks, hair ribbons and clips. She also eats exactly 40 Cheerios and two gummy worms.

Whetzel also earned Pac-12 All-Academic honors for the second year in a row and is pursuing a degree in mechanical engineering.

"I originally chose Arizona for the school, not the track program," said Whetzel. "I wasn't planning on being on the team, and actually decided May of my senior year after talking with the coaches after I already committed to the school. Arizona is a great school in general, and has an especially good engineering program."

We are learning a lot about X-rays and MRIs, which relate to me and running because I have been injured and had MRIs before. It is really cool to see how engineering applies to real life."