Quick Facts: 

Name: Alek Torgersen

Graduation Year: 2017

Sport: Football

Position: Quarterback

  1. What does the experience of being a Penn student-athlete mean to you?

Being a Penn student athlete is an honor.  Not only do I get to go to an exceptional school and push myself academically, I also get to represent Penn, the current students, and all the alumni on the field. 

  1. Hometown?

Huntington Beach, California

  1. High school?

Edison High School

  1. College and Major?

School of Arts and Sciences, majoring in PPE

  1. Favorite Penn Sports moment to date?

My favorite Penn Sports moment is the four-overtime win over Dartmouth my freshmen year. 

  1. Favorite Class to date?

Introduction to Ethics

  1. What does life after Penn look like (i.e.- ideal job, where you live, what will make you happy)?

After Penn, I want to move back to California to start my career.  Being by my family will make me happy and nothing beats a beautiful day in Southern California.

  1. Ultimate career goal?

My ultimate career goal is to do something I love and have a passion for.

  1. Favorite place to eat on campus?

My favorite off campus place to eat is Houston Hall.

  1. Favorite place to eat off campus?

My favorite place to eat off campus is Honest Toms. They have the best Mexican food in Philly.

  1. Favorite Penn sporting event to attend (other than your own sport)?

Basketball games

  1. iPhone or Android?


  1. What’s currently on your iPod?

Mostly alternative rock, the Dirty Heads, Sublime, and some Taylor Swift.

  1. What’s on your DVR?

South Park

  1. What’s the one place in Philly you take all those who visit you?

I take them to Reading Terminal Market to eat.