I am the son of two retired Army Combat Veterans that raised me with compassion, sternness, organization and responsibility. I have been fortunate enough to understand the totem pole effect and know that I must work hard to make it to the top. I was also raised to understand that you are only as good as your weakest link and you never leave anyone behind. There is no I in team. I am fully aware that an injury can happen at any time and my academic career is just as import as my athletic career. I want everyone around me to be successful.