Sophomore Mateusz Gradecki at the 2014 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate.
"Getting to Know" Mateusz Gradecki
Friday, October 17, 2014

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (Oct. 17, 2014) – During the fall season, the ETSU men‘s golf team will be featured in a "Getting to Know" segment on

Our next golfer to be featured is sophomore Mateusz Gradecki (Oborniki Śląskie, Poland). Gradecki played in 12 of the 13 tournaments for the Bucs in 2013-14. He recorded seven rounds of par or lower, including two rounds of 69 set in the second rounds of the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and Warrior Princeville Makai Invitational. Gradecki posted a pair of top-30 finishes, including a season-best 22nd-place finish at the Atlantic Sun Championship. Prior to coming to ETSU, Gradecki won the 2011, 2012, and 2013 Polish Amateur Championships and  finished first in the 2012 World Junior Golf Series (WJGS) rankings.

 Getting to Know Mateusz Gradecki...

Favorite Song: “Almost Famous” Eminem

Favorite Actor/Actress: Tom Hanks

Favorite Book: "Little Green Book” by Harvey Penick

Favorite Movie: "Forrest Gump”

Favorite TV Show: “Szymon Majewski Show” (Polish TV Show)

Favorite Food: Steak and Shrimp

Favorite Sports Moment: Real Madrid winning the Champions League

Favorite Quote: “Good is enemy of great”

Favorite Athlete: Zinedine Zidane, Rory McIlroy

Favorite Subject in School: Nutrition

Favorite Vacation Spot: Marbella, Spain

What‘s the number one thing on your bucket list: Go to the moon   

What is one thing you can‘t live without: Good food

If you could be one person for a day, who would it be? Cristiano Ronaldo

If you weren‘t playing men's golf, what sport would you play: Soccer

Why did you choose ETSU: I came to ETSU because of Coach Warren, the practice facility, great teammates and tough tournament schedule

What does it mean to play golf for the Buccaneers: It’s an honor for me to play golf at ETSU and to keep the great golf tradition going

What’s your favorite sports moment at ETSU: Our team tournament wins

What are your plans after graduation: Turn pro

What‘s one thing people don‘t know about you: I am a good artist

What‘s your favorite thing to do in the off season: Spend time with friends and play soccer

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