Jul 24, 2012 8:00 AM
Named after William T. Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation, William Houp has led a much different life than his namesake, though a chance still exists if NASA ever reinstates the space shuttle.
He is a locally grown boy, hailing from Wilmore, Ky. and entering his senior year at Asbury University. With forthcoming degrees in journalism and creative writing, Will plans to attend graduate school in 2013, that's if he gets accepted.
He has particular interest in sports reporting, magazine writing, fiction writing and documentary filming.
Recently engaged, Will and his fiancée, Dara Miller, will marry in late fall.
The Philadelphia Eagles, pecan pie and the musty air smell from a car's air conditioning are among Will's favorite things.
He's pumped to head to the Olympics in hopes of seeing Anthony Davis' unibrow up close and watching the U.S. bring home some gold medals.
Also, he's excited to be immersed in the British culture and meet the world-class journalists reporting in London.