Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
The reason that I chose to attend Vanderbilt is because I believe it to be the best combination of athletics and academics in the country. Vanderbilt provides me with an opportunity to engage with the best on the field as well as in the classroom.
What are your career goals?
My career goals are to pursue a career in the game of baseball for as long as possible, after which I aspire to pursue a career in aviation as a pilot or another job within the airline industry.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
In order to be successful at Vanderbilt as a student-athlete, it is necessary to learn to manage your time efficiently and to communicate effectively with your professors.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
In order to manage my demanding schedule, I make lists of tasks that need to be done throughout each week and each day. This helps to eliminate some of the underlying stresses of being a student-athlete by having all of my upcoming deadlines in front of me, and ticking off each one as it is completed. This makes it easier to give priority where it is needed when there are so many things on my plate.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before tests I like to put away my notes and take a couple of minutes to listen to music or watch a video. This helps me to clear my head and to relax before the test so that way when the test starts I am not as nervous and can focus better.
“You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take.” – Wayne Gretzky