Autumn Newby-Women’s Basketball
Major: Medicine, Health & Society and Psychology
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose to attend Vanderbilt because I wanted to get the best education while playing at the highest level of women’s basketball.
What are your career goals?
I want to attend nursing school when I graduate and become a traveling nurse. After some years, I would like to specialize in anesthesiology.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
It takes a lot of hard work and discipline to be academically successful at Vanderbilt. You have to stay on top of your work and put in hours outside of the classroom.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
Luckily, athletes have academic advisors who help to keep us on track academically. Basketball-wise, I have a set schedule which also makes it much easier. With a lack of downtime, we have to be on top of our schoolwork at all times.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before taking tests, I make sure I read over my study guide or notes one last time before walking in the classroom.
What is your favorite quote?
“Hard work beats talent when talent fails to work hard.” – Tim Notke