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Student-Athletes of the Month Category

Jason Vincze-Men’s Cross Country

Oct. 1, 2018—Jason Vincze Men’s Cross Country Senior Program: 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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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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