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Tate Allwardt-Men’s Tennis

May. 2, 2018—Tate Allwardt Men’s Tennis Senior Major: Public Policy Studies Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of the great mix of academics and athletics.  I knew there was no other school in the country that could provide me the opportunity to play my sport at such a high level...

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Kayla Pruitt-Lacrosse

May. 2, 2018—Kayla Pruitt Lacrosse Senior Major: Cognitive Studies and Child Studies Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of the world class academic and athletic opportunities that it has to offer. What are your career goals? I want to be a Speech-Language Pathologist working with people suffering from traumatic brain...

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Paxton Stover-Baseball

Mar. 30, 2018—Paxton Stover Baseball Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of its academic prestige amongst the best universities in the country. I also understood the value of earning a degree from Vanderbilt. What are your career goals? I plan on pursuing a second...

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Ariana Perez-Bowling

Mar. 30, 2018—Ariana Perez Bowling Senior Major: Chemical Engineering Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of the top-ranked academic and bowling programs. What are your career goals? I aspire to be an innovator in the engineering or tech fields who positively impacts people around the world and/or the environment. What does it...

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Jeff Roberson-Men’s Basketball

Mar. 1, 2018—Jeff Roberson Men’s Basketball Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of the opportunity to get a world class degree and compete at the highest level at the same time. What are your career goals? My career goals are to pursue a career in basketball, and...

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Breanna Sapienza-Swimming

Mar. 1, 2018—Breanna Sapienza Swimming Senior Major: Psychology; MHS Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I wanted to be challenged academically as well as participate in a strong and growing athletic program.  Vanderbilt offered the best of both worlds.  Its academic prestige enticed me, and once I came on my official visit, I fell in love...

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Marley Sternberg-Lacrosse

Jan. 31, 2018—Marley Sternberg Lacrosse Senior Major: Cognitive Studies Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt is the perfect mix of competitive athletics and strong academics; plus, the opportunity to experience the growing city of Nashville for four years made it the perfect place for me. What are your career goals? After graduation, I will be working...

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Tommy Openshaw-Football

Jan. 31, 2018—Tommy Openshaw Football Graduate Student Program: Leadership and Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because of the world-class education tied with college football in the most competitive conference in the country, the SEC. There are few better combinations for a student-athlete when choosing a college. What are your...

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Riley LaChance-Men’s Basketball

Jan. 16, 2018—Riley LaChance Men’s Basketball Senior Major: Human and Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of the combination of world-class academics and high level athletics What are your career goals? For the short-term I think I want to continue to play basketball at the professional level. Long-term I want to...

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Jenn Edobi-Women’s Track and Field

Jan. 16, 2018—Jenn Edobi Track and Field Senior Major: Medicine, Health & Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I wanted to be in an environment that would challenge me academically and athletically and Vanderbilt seemed like the place I could attain the best of both worlds. To top it all off, Vanderbilt felt comfortable enough...

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