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Minta Spears-Women’s Basketball

Minta Spears Women’s Basketball Graduate Student Major: Leadership and Organizational Performance Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose to attend Vanderbilt because it felt like the right fit for me, academically and athletically. Academically, I love the LOP program I’m in because I’ve learned so much from the classes, professors, and my classmates….

Posted on January 1, 2016 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Jake Van Geffen-Men’s Cross Country

Jake Van Geffen Men’s Cross Country Junior Major: Civil Engineering Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because I wanted to challenge myself to grow in all aspects of my life. Obviously, I knew the academic aspect would be tough, but I also knew that going to a completely new environment full…

Posted on January 1, 2016 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Spencer Pulley-Football

Spencer Pulley Football Senior Major: Human and Organizational Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Growing up in Memphis, TN, I always wanted to attend Vanderbilt.  The reputation of the school is impeccable, and when I visited the school I loved every part of it. What are your career goals? Through my time at…

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Sara Barron-Women’s Cross Country

Sara Barron Women’s Cross Country Senior Major: Interdisciplinary: Music, Management and Marking Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt because of its combination of great academics, location in a musical and creative city, and of course, its awesome cross country team. What are your career goals? I aim to work in advertising at a…

Posted on December 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Damian Jones-Men’s Basketball

Damian Jones Men’s Basketball Junior Major: Engineering Science Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? Good academics and athletic program. What are your career goals? To enjoy whatever job I partake in. What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt? Taking good notes and studying. How do you manage your demanding schedule? I…

Posted on November 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Mallory Schonk-Lacrosse

Mallory Schonk Lacrosse Senior Major: Interdisciplinary: Cognitive and Linguistic Development Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I visited Vanderbilt when I was a freshman in high school and fell in love with Nashville. Ultimately, I chose Vanderbilt because it had everything I wanted in a college. I love my team and all that the…

Posted on November 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Jamie Kator-Soccer

Jamie Kator Soccer Senior Major: Biol Sci:Molecular&Cellular Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt for the opportunity of a world renowned education in the country’s best athletic conference. What are your career goals? I want to go to medical school and become a physician. What does it take to be academically successful…

Posted on October 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Steven Scheu-Football

Steven Scheu Football Senior Major: Medicine, Health and Society Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I chose Vanderbilt for the opportunity to compete with the best and brightest intellectually and athletically. What are your career goals? After pursuing a career in the NFL, I plan to earn my MBA in finance or healthcare. What…

Posted on October 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Erin Myers-Soccer

Erin Myers Soccer Senior Major: Interdisciplinary: Managerial Finance and Marketing Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? I knew that I wanted to play soccer in one of the strongest, most competitive athletic conferences, while earning a quality education. When narrowing down the list of schools and visiting many, Vanderbilt rose to the top of…

Posted on September 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month


Sam Reilly-Men’s Cross Country

Sam Reilly Men’s Cross Country Senior Majors: History and Political Science Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt? When choosing where to transfer, I was deciding between Duke and Vanderbilt. Both are great universities, but Vanderbilt’s tour totally sealed the deal for me. Will Taylor ’13 gave an amazing tour, and then took the time to call…

Posted on September 1, 2015 in Student-Athletes of the Month



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