Ryan Lipman-Men’s Tennis
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt University for a multitude of reasons. First it was the best combination of academics and athletics. Second, the coaching staff at Vanderbilt is the best in the country and I knew they could further my goals of playing at the next level. Lastly, Vanderbilt is 20 minutes from my house and it was important to me that I stayed close to my family.
What are your career goals?
In tennis my career goals are to play professionally and make it into the top 50
in the world; academically my goals are to be the best student that I can
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Discipline and time management. I think that without these two skills, life would be really difficult.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I just try my best to live in the present and not think too much about the past or future events so that I can keep a clear head about things. With a clear mind it makes it much easier to manage the pressures and demands of an institution like Vanderbilt.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
A good night sleep, great breakfast, a little last minute studying and then go for it.
What is your favorite quote?
“Where are you? Here. What time is it? Now. What are you? This moment.”