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Jason Delay-Baseball

Posted by on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Jason Delay
Major: Economics

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I wanted to play at the highest level of college baseball while also attending one of the best schools in the country. Vanderbilt is one of the only schools where you can do both of these things.

What are your career goals?
I would like to be drafted by an MLB team and pursue a career in professional baseball. If baseball doesn’t work out, then I would like to do something with finance.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Moderation and time management. There is plenty of time to have fun and do what you want to do but when it comes time to focus on school you need to take care of business. You can’t fall behind in classes because it piles up quickly.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
You have to plan ahead and know what assignments are coming up. I have a semester schedule in my room with every assignment’s due date so I know exactly what I have to do and know when I have to do it. This way I never fall behind.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I usually just rewrite all of my notes and try to anticipate questions that I think will be on the exam. Getting a good night’s sleep always helps too.

What is your favorite quote?
“Do today what others won’t so you can do tomorrow what others can’t.”