Student-Athlete Spotlight

Illustration by Andrew Honerkamp

Photo by Andrew Honerkamp

Illustration by Andrew Honerkamp


Cody Perez 

Sport: Chess 

Age: 19

Birthplace: Brownsville, Texas 

Year in School: Sophomore 

Major: Pre-Med 

Sophomore Cody Perez
Photo courtesy of Lindenwood Athletics

Q: How long have you been playing sports competitively?

A: “I started competing in chess tournaments at the beginning of my senior year in high school.”

Q: What was your greatest moment in your sports career so far?

A: “The greatest moments have been traveling with my with my teammates and competing in different tournaments.”

Q: What are your game-day routines/superstitions?

A: “It’s a little odd, but I always show up to my games a couple minutes late. To intimidate my opponents.” 

Q: What is your sports fantasy?

A: “I don’t really have a sports fantasy.”

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?

A: “My favorite athlete is James Harden.”