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Rachel Bell-Women’s Basketball

Dec. 1, 2017—Rachel Bell Women’s Basketball Senior Major: Psychology and Medicine, Health & Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? It is a great academic school and the SEC is the best women’s basketball conference in the country. Vanderbilt is also very close to home, so I felt like it was the total package. What are your...

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Trent Sherfield-Football

Dec. 1, 2017—Trent Sherfield Football Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because this program gave me the best opportunity for my football career and also from an academic standpoint as well. What are your career goals? My career goals are to use my platform in the NFL...

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Daniel Valent-Men’s Tennis

Nov. 1, 2017—Daniel Valent Men’s Tennis Senior Major: Biological Sciences Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt for multiple reasons. Firstly, because of the Vanderbilt culture. On my recruiting trip I immediately felt accepted and appreciated by coaches, staff and fellow teammates. Secondly, because Vanderbilt is a great academic institution, meaning that I can receive a...

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Fernanda Contreras-Women’s Tennis

Nov. 1, 2017—Fernanda Contreras Women’s Tennis Junior Major: Mechanical Engineer Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt was the perfect fit for me. It combines great academics with challenging athletics and it can’t get any better than that. Coach MacDonald and Coach “Leaks” were the most unique and interesting coaches I met; they saw my potential instead...

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Megan Huebner-Women’s Cross Country

Oct. 2, 2017—Megan Huebner Women’s Cross Country Senior Major: Biological Sciences Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I loved the team when I met them on my official visit, and I knew Vanderbilt would offer excellent academic and athletic opportunities.  What are your career goals? I plan to attend veterinary school after graduation and eventually go into...

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Oren Burks-Football

Oct. 1, 2017—Oren Burks Football Senior Major: Human and Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? The unique combination of a world class education, playing in the SEC, and then having the opportunity to live in a city like Nashville. Being 10hrs away from my home in Virginia initially made me hesitant, but I decided...

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Nifae Lealao-Football

Sep. 1, 2017—Nifae Lealao Football Senior Major: Sociology Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Originally I wanted to stay close to home and go to Stanford, however my parents had an ulterior motive and snuck me on a plane to Vandy. Long story short, I took the chance to experience a new life in the south and...

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Cristina De Zeeuw-Women’s Soccer

Sep. 1, 2017—Cristina De Zeeuw Women’s Soccer Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? It has everything a student could want. Nashville is an amazing city, the campus is beautiful, the academics are some of the best in the country, and the athletic department is on the rise. What are your...

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Danae O’Halloran-Women’s Soccer

Jul. 26, 2017—Danae O’Halloran Women’s Soccer Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because its one of the top schools in the country academically, and the SEC is a competitive conference. Not to mention I love country music, so Nashville was right up my alley. What...

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Theo Humphrey-Men’s Golf

Jul. 26, 2017—Theo Humphrey Men’s Golf Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of the great combination of academics and golf. What are your career goals? My career goals are to play golf successfully at the professional lever which has been my dream for a long time. What does it...

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