Torin Joseph Wetzel is a Senior at Ashland University from Monroe, Michigan majoring in Public Relations with a minor in Journalism Digital Media. Torin previously attended West Liberty University in West Virginia, but transferred to Ashland in 2014. He has played basketball for both colleges and was part of a National Runner up team at West Liberty. Previous work includes an abundant amount of basketball camps and clinics, whether it is helping run the camp or just being a counselor to the kids attending the camp or clinic. Torin also worked for the Monroe Family YMCA as a camp counselor this past summer. This job consisted of planning days for children at day camp and counseling this children during the hours their parents are unable to watch them. Torin was a counselor for ages 4-9 so it was a very busy and action packed summer job for him. Torin is a member of the YMCA still as well as the Ashland Basketball Team. He is also a member of ACLU which is an organization that fights for individual rights and takes on many high-profile cases.
A key accomplishment for Torin in his life is being a student athlete in college. When he was a child he always wanted to play sports at the collegiate level and being able to live that out is a great accomplishment. Being able to balance getting an education and a playing sport is college is very difficult so Torin is proud to be achieving both. Another accomplishment Torin is proud of is the amount of community service he has done over the last 8 years. He currently is a volunteer at the Ashland County Dog shelter.
After College Torin hopes to move West, away from Ohio and Michigan. He hopes to attend graduate school and eventually pursue a career at a Public Relations Department.
In his free time, Torin enjoys playing many different of sports, and traveling. He loves the competitive nature of sports and enjoys learning about other sports that are not basketball. Torin loves traveling, especially West, and his favorite place to go is California.