I have always been a student athlete. I grew up doing competitive gymnastics, so I began learning how to balance academics and athletics in elementary school. In middle school I continued to do gymnastics and I started playing basketball and running track. This is where my love for track began. In seventh grade I retired from gymnastics to focus on basketball and track. In ninth grade I decided to play field hockey so that I could try something new and play a sport all three seasons. After never having played field hockey, I ended up starting varsity by the end of my freshman season. After my freshman year, I stopped playing basketball so I could focus more on track and run indoor. I love training with a team where we can each push each other to improve, and I love seeing my hard work pay off at meets. I saw a lot of improvements in my times and jumps during my sophomore season and I’m very excited to see what I will be able to do in my junior year. I am very dedicated to academics and the ‘student’ part of being a student athlete. I intend to major in engineering; my primary interest lies with industrial engineering. My goal is to run at the college level and attend a school that is highly ranked academically. I want to be able to compete at a high level at a university where academics are prioritized. I have a 4.0 GPA and I am a recipient of the Misses Hebbs Scholarship and the Tatnall Academic Scholar Scholarship. I was also voted by my classmates to represent my class on student council and as captain of the track team. I’m dedicated to maintaining high grades and learning what I can to pursue a career as an engineer. I hope to find a university where I can grow and thrive as an athlete, leader, and as a student.