As part of Johnson & Wales' celebration of DIII Week, a different JWU student-athlete will be featured each day for their 'DIII Week Spotlight.'
Name: Tim Leutritz
Hometown / High School: West Milford, NJ / West Milford HS
Major: Sports, Entertainment, Event – Management (SEEM)
What is it like being a Division III student-athlete? Being a DIII athlete on campus is actually really cool. You get to go on trips. Yeah, it is a lot of work – you have to work with your teachers to make sure you're not missing any tests or exams, but overall I think it's a really good experience.
What is your background in basketball? When I first started playing basketball, I was around 5-6 years old. My brother actually taught me how to play. What really made me think that I want to be a basketball player was probably around seventh grade. Me and a lot of my friends would play every single day during the summer.
What's the best part about being a Wildcat? The best part about being a Wildcat is really just the family you develop here on campus. It's a small campus, so you get to know a lot of people, all the athletes around here, so basically just having that family upbringing around campus.
Why did you choose Johnson & Wales? Actually, my uncle went to Johnson & Wales, and he told me it was a really good school. Looking into (SEEM), it was actually a really good program compared to all the other schools I was looking at. That basically just really set where I was going to go.
What are you studying and how does that relate to your post-JWU career plans? With the Sports, Entertainment Event – Management degree, I haven't really figured out exactly what I want to do yet, but I've always wanted to work with a sports team, so hopefully one day that can come true.