Javon Marshall – Football
Senior, Major: Human and Organizational Development
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I made the choice to attend Vanderbilt University based on the fact that I could get a great education without having to sacrifice the level of competition that the South Eastern Conference (SEC) provides in athletics.
What are your career goals?
After playing football, my career goals are to become a collegiate football coach and have the ability to give back knowledge and experience to athletes that hold the same position I have today.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be academically successful at Vanderbilt, you must have great time management skills. You must be able to balance your athletic and academic schedules; for example, starting a paper three weeks before it is due.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I handle my demanding schedule by planning ahead of time. I specifically set aside times daily to do certain work or study for certain tests ahead of time. Also developing relationships with your professors helps them to understand how demanding your schedule can be.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before taking a test I simply take a deep breath, clear my mind, and say a small prayer. I understand that preparation
before the test is the only thing that can save me now!
What is your favorite quote?
“I used to cry because I had no shoes…until I met the man who had no feet (Always be thankful)” – Anonymous
Why Javon is a Student-Athlete of the Month…
Javon has been a wonderful student-athlete at Vanderbilt, both in the classroom and on the football field. He is a model of character and integrity, with a deep loyalty to his family and friends. He has been commended by a number of his professors for his excellence in the classroom, and he is becoming a leader by example both athletically and academically. The future should be bright for Javon Marshall.