Astra Sharma-Women’s Tennis
Major: Medical, Health and Society
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
For the excellent tennis program and coaches, in addition to its strong academic background.
What are your career goals?
To enter the sports medicine scene.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
Good planning, a lot of sleep and putting in the work.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
With lots of sleep whenever I can. It refreshes me and gives me an edge when I’m sharper.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Beating a dead horse but lots of sleep, a nice cup of tea, a decent breakfast and having at least an hour to read through any last minute notes.
What is your favorite quote?
“Only a fool walks into the future backwards.” Terry Goodkind