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Student-Athletes of the Month Category

Penn Murfee-Baseball

Mar. 6, 2017—Penn Murfee Baseball Senior Major: Economics Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I wanted to combine the best academic, athletic, and social experience that a university had to offer. Vanderbilt was an easy choice when taking into account the elite level of competition in all facets of a student-athlete’s life.  What are your career goals?...

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Christa Reed-Women’s Basketball

Mar. 6, 2017—Christa Reed Women’s Basketball Junior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because it is one of the best academic institutions in the country and because the SEC is the most competitive conference. What are your career goals? I want to play overseas for a couple...

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Sarah Bell-Women’s Track and Field

Feb. 1, 2017—Sarah Bell Women’s Track and Field Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Vanderbilt was a university that I could not turn down. The school offers a first class education paired with athletic opportunities that are beyond compare. The girls and coaches on the track team made me feel...

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Jacob Schultz-Football

Feb. 1, 2017—Jacob Schultz Football Senior Major: Molecular and Cellular Biology & Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? It was a great opportunity for school and to play football. It’s also close to home and in a top city for medical professions. What are your career goals? Medical Officer for the United...

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Kayla Moran-Women’s Swimming

Jan. 9, 2017—Kayla Moran Women’s Swimming Senior Major: Neuroscience Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? What are your career goals? I want to become an inpatient physical therapist and to specialize in neurological disorders. What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt? Work hard, ask for help, and utilize everything Vanderbilt has to offer. How do you manage...

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Nolan Cressler-Men’s Basketball

Jan. 9, 2017—Nolan Cressler Men’s Basketball Senior Major: Human & Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of the great academics combined with the opportunity to play at the highest level of college basketball. What are your career goals? I aspire to be a high school athletic director somewhere down the road....

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Sydney Campbell-Women’s Tennis

Nov. 30, 2016—Sydney Campbell Women’s Tennis Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because I loved the family atmosphere that the athletics department has as well as the  amazing educational opportunity Vanderbilt offers. What are your career goals? I am planning to start a career in Real...

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William Holden-Football

Nov. 30, 2016—William Holden Football Senior Major: Human and Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I remember doing a player panel with a few of my teammates for a prospective student and his family a few years ago, and his mother asked me why I chose Vanderbilt. This was the first time I was actually asked...

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Ja’Karri Thomas-Football

Nov. 3, 2016—Ja’Karri Thomas Football Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I attended to get one of the best educations in the nation, but also play football for one of the best schools in the nation. What are your career goals? My career goals are to be a forensic scientist....

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Kacy Scarpa-Women’s Soccer

Nov. 3, 2016—Kacy Scarpa Women’s Soccer Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because I wanted a school with a soccer program in a competitive conference that would give me a chance for personal growth both on and off of the field. Something else that was important...

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