Athletics is enjoying some of the best success in its near 50 years of history. That success has come both on the playing field and in the classroom. That success does not happen without the hardwork and dedication of our 270-plus student-athletes.

However, there's more than just the classroom and playing field for our student-athletes and that's why every Wednesday will bring you a Getting to Know feature on one of our student-athletes.

This week, we chatted with sophomore Brianna Krumholz of the VCU women's cross country team. Krumholz is one of six underclassmen on the roster of eight that has continued to make progress with each meet this fall. This past weekend, the Woodbridge, Va. native posted a top-15 finish and a PR at the CNU Invitational, finishing the six-kilometer course in 24:55.7. Krumholz and the Rams have two weeks to prepare for the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championships, held at nearby Pole Green Park in Mechanicsville, Va.

Krumholz recently sat down with VCU Center for Sports Leadership Graduate Assistant Zach Reynolds.

Here's your chance to Get to Know: Brianna Krumholz. 

ZR: How did you decide VCU was the right place for you?
BK: I knew VCU was the right school for me when I first met the whole team, they were friendly and very welcoming and they were all athletes I wanted to train and improve with.  

ZR: Beyond sports, where do you see yourself in ten years?
BK: I still see myself in the athletic field because I would like to be an athletic trainer.

ZR: What are your goals for the season? 
BK: My goals are to win the A10 conference and improve upon my individual times.

ZR: What is your favorite athletic moment at VCU?
BK: My favorite athletic moment at VCU was running a PR at Vanderbilt University, a meet not many freshman get to go to.

ZR: What is one thing many people do not know about you?
BK: A lot of people don't know that I can speak fluent French.

ZR: If you could be any fictional character, who would it be, and why?
BK: I would be Spongebob, he's fun, loveable and always happy!

ZR: Is there a professional athlete, or former player, whose skills you emulate?
BK: Lolo Jones, she is a hurdler but I admire the passion she has for track and field and how she has become so successful by persevering through her hardships and underprivileged childhood.

Quick hits- Favorites
Movie- Matilda
TV Show- Spongebob Squarepants
Food- Lasagna
Place to eat in Richmond- 821 Cafe
Place to see in Richmond- The view of dowtown and Shockoe Bottom from Church Hill
Musical artist- Kanye West
Pro Athlete- Chris Bosh
Pro Team- Minnesota Vikings
Sport (other than the one you play at VCU) - Basketball