Beyond Bounds: 9 Things To Know About Margot Fleming
The MIAC’s leading scorer whips up delectable chocolate chip banana bread as easily as she carves up opposing defenses.
St. Olaf junior Margot Fleming’s 16 points (10 goals, 6 assists) leads the league and, more importantly, has her Oles in the heat of the playoff push sitting in fifth place with a 3-2-1 league record.
Here are nine things to know about the 5-foot-3-inch wing player from Benidle-St. Margaret’s who’s managing her Counting Crows addiction.
1 – She scored nine goals total last season, making this a breakout year
I am playing wing this year. Last year, I was center and defense. I’m just playing with more confidence — it’s the position I played in high school. I know my role on the team a bit more this year.
2 – Her teammate Nicole Stumpf is scoring almost just as often (11 goals, 3 assists)
Her and I play every other line. I’m on two and she’s on two. The whole team works together well.
3 – A MIAC playoff title is her team’s dream
It’ll be challenging, but not impossible. We play better as a team in the back half of the season.
4 – The story behind her name?
Not really a story – but a lot of people mess it up and forget the “T”.
5 – Still figuring out the life plan after St. Olaf
I’m a sociology/anthropology major with a management concentration. I’m starting to look into internships – not sure what I want to do yet.
6 – Her ceramic creations adorn her Mom’s house
I took some courses in high school and have taken two at St. Olaf. It’s fun to do – they are now flower pots and bowls at Mom’s.
7 – Baking is her No. 1 pastime
I can make a really good double-chocolate cake, and chocolate chip banana bread.
8 – She’s not musically inclined, but is trying to change it
I am taking a piano class during interim. I have a duet with my roommate on Monday for our midterm recital.
9 – Her favorite…
Movie: “The Dark Knight” and “Baby Mama”
TV show: “Parks and Recreation” and “Modern Family”
Hockey player: Jonathan Toews