Allie Scalf – Women’s Cross Country
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because it upholds curiosity and offers student athletes the opportunity to work towards a high level of achievement in academics and athletics.
What are your career goals?
Throughout my career, I hope to surround myself with opportunity and pursue what I enjoy.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
It takes hard work, time management, finding a balance, and recognizing that you can still come back from that one bad grade.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I make sure to take a step back and recognize that I really enjoy everything I am working towards.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
I normally write papers, but for tests, I begin studying a few days ahead, go over everything the day before, and skim my notes again the morning of the test. After that, I look at something that makes me laugh.
What is your favorite quote?
“I’m not young enough to know everything” -J.M. Barrie