Walking 18 holes is a chance to relax for most people, but any golfer will tell you that this relaxing stroll can transform into something a bit more stressful when it becomes competition. Any collegiate golfer understands that stress. Heather Ciskowski does. That competitive pressure is one of the reasons she took up cooking. Ciskowski wasn’t an aspiring chef growing up, but has developed a knack for her favorite stress-relieving pastime. Not only has she emerged as a golfer her teammates rely on to toss up strong scores in her first three seasons at Minnesota, she’s also someone they rely on to always bring a delicious dessert.
Photos by Eric Miller • location: Food Science Building, St. Paul campus