Benjamin Pederson
Benjamin Pederson
Year: Senior
Hometown: Mount Prospect, Illinois
High School: Prospect
Major: Religion, Mathematics
Minor: Spanish

Why did you choose to attend Hope College? My brother went here and when I visited him I enjoyed the atmosphere. I didn't spend much time looking into academics, so I guess I got lucky.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you2 Corinthians 5:17. Everyone deserves a second chance, and we have found that in Christ.  Our old mistakes are washed away and we can start a new life walking side by side with the Lord.

What is your favorite memory from a community service project you’ve been involved at Hope? Cleaning toys at a church during the MLK day time to serve my freshman year.

Where is your favorite place on campus? Nykerk.  The roof was great and the inside was nice and old.

What is your favorite pre-game music? The season 2 soundtrack of the Nickelodeon show, Victorious.

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be? Football or Hockey.  Football because I would love to hear my name announced over the stadium.  Hockey because I would feel more like a man and better connect with Emilio Estevez in the Mighty Ducks.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? You can't run faster if you don't run faster.  If it doesn't challenge you, it can't change you.