The “voice” of Marquette’s TV commercial, Megan Bianco, mixes studies, sticks and service.
What’s it like to hear your voice on TV — and the Jumbotron?
It was really strange in the beginning. The first time they played it back to me, I didn’t even recognize it was me.
It’s only two sentences, but two good ones. Was it tricky?
I’d never done it before. It was a super fun, cool experience. I just repeated the sentences over and over for about an hour, and they told me different words to emphasize until they got what they wanted.
Who caught on?
Everyone. People texted to tell me they recognized my voice before they saw my face.
I started playing when I was 5. My sister played at Northwestern so I came to Marquette to be close to her.
What’s your lacrosse edge?
Defenders play low and shuffle. I’m only 5-feet so it’s easy to get low.
Other hidden talents?
I sing. I’ve sung the national anthem at all of our home games and for all the other Marquette sports except basketball.
I dance it out before I sit down to study. I light a candle to create mood. Sometimes I take pictures to send and show I’m studying.
Favorite Milwaukee spots?
Walking out on the break-water at the marina on the lakefront, and I love, love, love the Milwaukee Art Museum.
Best Marquette experience?
Service has become a big part of my life. I changed my major to public relations because I want to be that person out in the world advocating, communicating for people.