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UW-L's Calahan Skogman: "a wolverine on the court, a teddy bear off it"

Transfer from Minnesota-Duluth leads UW-La Crosse in scoring

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On the court, he's everywhere.

"My dad calls me Spaz. You ever seen that old-school show with the weird goofy goggles and stuff?"

Calahan Skogman, who leads UW-L in scoring, has a unique name that fits his unique personality.

"They call me a wolverine on the court and a teddy bear off the court," said Skogman, a sophomore forward.

"He's one of those guys that if you met him and talked to him off the floor and saw him, you wouldn't probably correlate that he's the guy that plays on game nights and is on the floor as aggressive as he is," said UW-L Men's Basketball Coach Ken Koelbl.

"I really just try to love everybody and I'm just a happy go lucky kind of guy," said Skogman.

"Off the court, I'm going to be there for you, I'm going to talk to you if you want to talk, and I'm kind of all over the place off the court, too, to be honest."

That's putting it lightly.

"I have a lot of interests, all over the place."

Before coming to La Crosse, Calahan played basketball and football at Minnesota-Duluth.

"[Football] probably fits my personality, aggressive-wise, a little better than basketball."

He was on the Dean's List.

"I take academics pretty seriously."

He even did theater.

"I'm a big reader, writer, that kind of thing. I'm really interested in the arts."

"Sometimes, you worry a guy like him might spread himself a little thin, with all the things he wants to do and does get involved in," Koelbl said. "He's really taken advantage of the experience that he has. And you know what? You go through college once. One time. He's trying to make the most of it, and I give him a lot of credit for that."

Skogman might have a different personality on and off the court, but his pace, energy and outlook remain the same.

"Whatever I do, I want to do to the best of my abilities."

The Eagles (6-1, 2-0) play at UW-Oshkosh Wednesday.

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