Catching up With...Marcus Cheatham

Catching up With...Marcus Cheatham

This week, the Susquehanna Athletic Communications office “Catches Up With” junior men’s lacrosse player Marcus Cheatham.
Marcus Cheatham
Sport: Lacrosse (Co-captain)
Class: 2013
Major: Business Administration (Entrepreneurship Emphasis)
Birthday: July 9, 1991

Why did you choose your major?
I was originally a theatre performance major but because of my lacrosse commitments, I would not have been able to fulfill the requirements. I own my own clothing brand (Paradigm Wear) so it was a good choice to become a Business Major.

What has been your favorite class so far?
My favorite class has been Business Statistics with Dr. Steve Wilkerson.

Have you studied abroad? If so, when and where and what was your favorite memory or experience from your time abroad?
I will be traveling abroad to the Philippines this May.

What are your plans after graduation?
My plan after graduation is to keep building Paradigm Wear until it becomes a global entity.

What is your favorite athletic memory as a Crusader?
My favorite athletic memory as a Crusader was when we were the first Susquehanna Lacrosse team to have a winning season which resulted in our emergence into the Landmark Conference semifinals.

What is your nickname on your team?
My nickname on the lacrosse team is “Cinco” because I am No. 5.

The most embarrassing thing that’s happened to me on the playing field is….
My most embarrassing moment on the field was when I was carrying the ball across midfield and both my calves became cramped. I still managed to get the ball to an offensive player and then limp-ran to the sideline where I fell in agony.

What advice to do you have for a prospective SU student-athlete?
My advice to a prospective SU student-athlete is to prepare for an intense workload which will ultimately be rewarding.

What are your goals for the upcoming season, both individually and as a team?
My personal goal for this upcoming season to give my teammates 151 percent of my abilities. As a team, I want us to achieve greatness on a national level.

My favorite midnight snack is…

If you could meet anyone, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
Pablo Picasso.

If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
I would travel to Australia so I could frolic in the Outback with the ‘Roos.

Do you have any unique talents/hobbies?
I consider myself a painter, filmmaker, actor, avid movie-watcher and I own my own clothing brand.

Selinsgrove Restaurant:
TV Show:
Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman
The Lion King
Kanye West, Jay-Z, The Doors, N.E.R.D. (can’t name just one)
Tom Brady
Vacation Spot:
New York City
Guilty Pleasure:
Devouring Skittles until I have a massive stomachache.
“I am not good at anything, so I strive for perfection at everything.”