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Mike Yastrzemski-Baseball

Posted by on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Mike Yastrzemski
Major: Interdisciplinary: Crime and Society

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because I loved the combination of the athletics, academics, and the staff of this program.

What are your career goals?
My career goal is to play in Major League Baseball for as long as possible.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be successful at Vanderbilt, you have to have great discipline and time management skills or else you will get overwhelmed by the combination of school, work, and your sport.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I learned to manage my schedule during my first baseball season. It happened because I no longer could do my work when I wanted to. I only had a certain time frame where I had to get it done or else I would have failed.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I study a few days before but mostly the night before because I feel like that helps me remember it better. I also make sure that I get a good night sleep so I am not tired for the test.

What is your favorite quote?
“I’m a success today because I had a friend who believed in me and I didn’t have the heart to let him down.” – Abraham