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Student-Athletes of the Month Category

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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Vikram Chari-Men’s Tennis

Jul. 2, 2018—Vikram Chari Men’s Tennis Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt since I knew I would get a top-notch education while getting to compete in the SEC. I’ve also loved living in Nashville. What are your career goals? My career goal is to eventually work in the...

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Eun Sol Chon – Swimming

Jul. 2, 2018—Eun Sol Chon Swimming Senior Major: Neuroscience Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because this was the only school in which I could pursue all of my passions and dreams. Vanderbilt University had a rightful reputation as a prestigious and challenging school, and I wanted to go where I...

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Courtney Zeng-Women’s Golf

Jun. 7, 2018—Courtney Zeng Women’s Golf Senior Major: Human & Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt has an incredible sense of balance that I did not feel on other campuses. Not only do we compete in one of the most cutthroat conferences in the country, our academic resources and challenging academic environment are...

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Jaire George-Football

Jun. 7, 2018—Jaire George Football Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt was the perfect balance between football and school. I knew I would be able to compete on a high level on the field and off. What are your career goals? I want to get into film production as a director as...

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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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