To say Maria Hauer of St. Cloud State University was busy during her freshman year would be an understatement. Hauer, who was born deaf but can now hear at a 60-80 percent level after seven surgeries early in her life, competed for the Huskies’ cross country team in the fall, the Nordic ski team in the winter and ran the 800-meter and the 1,600-meter relay for the track team in the spring. She also dabbles in music, playing the violin, piano, baritone, trombone and the clarinet, while majoring in accounting. “I used Post-it notes so I wouldn’t forget assignments, presentations or due dates on my papers,” Hauer said. And which sport is her favorite? The answer, she says, changes with the season.