Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Major: Political Science and Economics
What activities are you involved in?
Tennis, Soccer, Student Ambassadors and the Student Athletic Advisory Committee
Why did you decide to attend Coe?
I chose Coe because it felt comfortable, like I was at home. It has a nice feel, mostly due to the students and staff. Coe has great academics including small class sizes, which is preferable, along with a top-notch tennis team, which was very important to me.
What is the best part of being a Kohawk?
Being able to get involved on campus and feel important - like I'm making a difference.
What do you remember most from your first year?
My most memorable moment of my first year was definitely winning the tennis conference title and getting to the third round of nationals with my team.
Describe your favorite interaction with a professor.
My favorite interaction with a professor would probably be when my FYS professor fell on the ground laughing at something somebody said in class. It only caused a slight delay.
What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time I like to play tennis and hang out in the residence halls with my friends.
What is it like living in Cedar Rapids?
For me the best part about living in Cedar Rapids is being close to home. I am able to get the best of both worlds by being on campus and still able to get away when I need to.
Do you have a nickname? If so, what is it?
Some people call me Ricky instead of Riley. It's supposed to be my on-court tennis personality.
What was the best part of being a sophomore?
I settled in to college living, but I still have a lot of time left here.
How would your friends describe your personality?
I think my friends would describe me as easy going and laid back, always ready for a good time and very, very funny.