Since preschool I have attended Catholic school. This was a sacrifice I know my mom did for me, so I would be lucky to have an education that did not just challenge me academically, but also instilled in me core values and lessons that will take me throughout my life. Now in my 12th year of a Catholic education, I have a deeper understanding of what a high work ethic takes and the rewards I can reap from such. Sports have always been a central figure in my life, but academics have always been my primary motivation to excel. I feel they are hand in hand. If you can push yourself in the classroom, not take the easy way out, challenge your mindset, then that all can translate onto what sport field of play you are doing. I rely on my mind and schooling to make me the best athlete there is.