University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee

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Ryan Mleziva ('11)


Campus Love Story:  I ran track for UWM and was dealing with a knee injury at the time. Lian was recently admitted to the Athletic Training program which fortunately for me, spent a lot of time working directly with the athletes. I remember seeing Lian and thinking to myself that she was gorgeous…too gorgeous that I thought she was out of my league. A few months went by and on the last week of summer we were both at the same bar for the same party. I definitely made a horrible first impression, but it was enough to convince her to dance with me. The next week I found out that Lian was assigned to be the student athletic trainer for my team that fall and with her as my athletic trainer and me as her patient, us falling in love was inevitable. We’re engaged to be married next year and fall in love a little more every day.