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Student-Athletes of the Month Category

Donovan Sheffield-Football

Nov. 30, 2018—Donovan Sheffield Football Senior Major: Human & Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because it was an opportunity for me to be challenged every day and in every setting to be my best self. Being at Vanderbilt demands your full effort to be successful, and I knew this environment...

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Bree Horrocks-Women’s Basketball

Nov. 30, 2018—Bree Horrocks Women’s Basketball Graduate Student Program: Child Studies Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because it is a strong academic school to follow my bachelors. The graduate school is well known and top ranked. Also, Nashville is a great city with many things to do. What are your...

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Emily Smith-Women’s Tennis

Nov. 6, 2018—Emily Smith Women’s Tennis Senior Major: Communication Studies Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because it was an opportunity I literally couldn’t say no to. The academics, the team, the feel of it just felt like where I had to be. What are your career goals? My career goals...

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Caleb Peart-Football

Nov. 6, 2018—Caleb Peart Football Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt is a unique place given the fact that it is a top 15 academic institution that is also a part of the SEC. Even prior to enrolling in Vanderbilt I was well aware of the types of challenges...

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Jason Vincze-Men’s Cross Country

Oct. 1, 2018—Jason Vincze Men’s Cross Country Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I wanted to get out of Texas and see a little bit more of the world. It worked out that I could participate in athletics and also challenge myself academically. What are your career goals? My hope is to pursue...

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Jackie Welch-Soccer

Oct. 1, 2018—Jackie Welch Soccer Senior Major: Human & Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to come to Vanderbilt because of the mix of athletics and academics. Not to mention, Nashville is an amazing city with so much to do. The first time I visited the campus, I immediately felt a sense...

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Caroline Pietrzyk-Women’s Cross Country

Sep. 1, 2018—Caroline Pietrzyk Women’s Cross Country Senior Major: Environmental Sociology and Medicine, Health & Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vandy because I love the balance it provides between academic, athletic, and personal growth. The community of people I have met at this school has been so incredible at fostering my growth...

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Khari Blasingame-Football

Sep. 1, 2018—Khari Blasingame Football Graduate Student Program: Leadership & Organizational Performance Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of the opportunity to play SEC football, get a great education, and the proximity to home. What are your career goals? I want to play in the NFL, and then after that become a...

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Gabrielle Rademaker-Soccer

Aug. 6, 2018—Gabrielle Rademaker Soccer Senior Major: Child Development and Medicine, Health & Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt was my dream school and it checked off every box for me. I loved that it had the balance between academics and athletics. It’s in Nashville which is my favorite city, and I have wanted...

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Josh Smith-Football

Aug. 6, 2018—Josh Smith Football Senior Major: Environmental Sociology Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt University for a couple of reasons, with the first one being the opportunity. Attending Vanderbilt University presented me as a student-athlete an elite opportunity for philanthropic work, study abroad programs, and networking. Secondly, Vanderbilt gives me...

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