Rhys Johnson-Men’s Tennis
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose to attend Vanderbilt because for me it was one of the best schools that combined both academics and athletics together, allowing me to not only pursue my athletic goals; but my academic pursuits as well.
What are your career goals?
Obviously I would like to be successful, but at the moment I don’t have any specific career goals, rather I would like to finish my degree and then see where that takes me.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be academically successful at Vanderbilt I think it takes discipline. I try to study to get ahead, but by planning, studying and working when you need to, you can achieve good grades.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
I think managing a schedule as difficult as a student-athlete’s schedule requires efficiency: efficiency in the sense that you need to utilise all the time that you can to its fullest potential. Otherwise, you will simply get left behind in the fast-paced college life.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
I honestly just sit there and wait. I am a pretty firm believer that if you don’t know something right before a test, you probably aren’t going to be able to learn it by cramming and if you do, you are going to forget the other stuff. I just like to sit and relax before a big test or final.
What is your favorite quote?
“Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity”- Seneca