Q: Where are you from?
A: Clarence, NY
Q: What did you study at Fredonia and what year did you graduate?
A: I had a double major in Audio/Radio Production, Media Management and an English minor. I graduated May 2015
Q: What attracted you to Fredonia?
A: I first visited campus as a sophomore in high school, passing through on a family trip and my dad detoured through campus to show us around (he's an alumnus as well). I remember loving the campus, and loving how many people were out just having fun. I continued on to apply and come back for organized visits. Athletics and opportunities available really solidified this was the place for me.
Q: Explain your experience as a Blue Devil?
A: I was initially recruited for the varsity Tennis team. I didn't think I would have time to commit to a year-round team like track in college, but I was an average runner in high school who tried fielding because of my height. I ended up speaking to the coach about potentially walking on the team. He was in need of triple jumpers and gave me a shot. He definitely brought me a long way in terms of ability, confidence, leadership. I doubled in track and tennis for two years before I was asked to be a captain junior year, leading me to leave tennis to focus primarily on track. I absolutely loved the team we had, and I loved working with the other captains at meets, practice and all of the team bonding. Being a captain for two years was tough, we definitely went through a lot, but I wouldn't change anything for the world.
Q: What event(s) did you compete in?
A: Triple Jump and Javelin
Q: What were some of your athletic/academic highlights?
A: Athletically: 6th best indoor triple jump on the women's top 10 (10.79m), 5th best javelin throw on the women's top 10 (29.10m). Competed at ECACs on a 4x200 relay. 2 year captain, Bleed Blue award recipient. All-Commissioner's List, All-Academic. Academically: Chancellor's Award winner, Magna Cum Laude, Teaching Assistant, GM for Fredonia Radio Systems, Honors College.
Q: What is your current occupation?
A: Part-time promotions at Entercom Buffalo, part-time key holder at Sperry, part-time nanny.
Q: What is your favorite motivational quote?
A: "Success is not given, it's earned. On the track, in the field, in the gym. Through blood, sweat and tears" --Unknown
Q: What is your favorite TV show?
A: How I Met Your Mother and Bob's Burgers
Q: What is your favorite (non-academic) book?
A: The Five People You Meet In Heaven
Q: If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?
A: Ireland, my sisters and I are the only ones in our family who have never been to see our "roots." But I'd love to go on a Mediterranean cruise and hit up Rome, Greece, Turkey, and more simply for the adventure.
Q: What is your favorite genre of music?
Q: What is your favorite band/singer?
A: Zac Brown Band
Q: If you could give a piece of advice to our current student-athletes/recruits what would it be?
A: Don't give up, don't stress out, and don't be negative. It's a team effort, a family. If you're struggling in a class, talk to a teammate. If you need advice, seek a coach or captain. Every single person on this team is valued and important, and looking to better themselves and those around them. Don't lose faith, and trust in the process no matter how tough it may be!
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