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I've been a military brat my whole life so I have lived all around the world. But I now reside in DuPont, Washington. Throughout my K-12 years I've participated in basketball, soccer, football, track & field, and tennis. Along with those variety of sports came injuries and I did spend alot of time recovering and receiving treatment in my high school's athletic training room where I learned a lot. I've always been fascinated by the body's ability to heal itself and how athletes are able to push themselves beyond their physical limits. The more active I became, the more I wanted to learn about how to improve performance. When I began strength training I also started to research things like protein intake and how to go about lifting, how often I should be doing certain exercises, and what happens during the recovery process after a workout. The science behind track & field specifically the art and biomechanics of sprinting has also intrigued me for a long time. My interest in the field of Sports & Exercise Science grew even more when I took a Sports Medicine class during my junior where I learned about treating sports injuries, how to tape ankles, and anatomy. I also shadowed a physical therapist the following summer and by then I knew that was the career for me. I hope to use my SPEX degree towards attending PT school.
Keith AndrewsI grew up in Hillsboro, Oregon and attended Glencoe High School. While at GHS, I was a four-year letter winner in swimming and golf, as well as team captain for my junior and senior golf seasons. Before High School, I played just about every sport imaginable; soccer, baseball, and basketball to name a few. At the end of my senior year, I had to decide whether or not to pursue swimming or golf collegiately here at Seattle University. While the decision was difficult, I chose swimming because my window for peak competition is much smaller than for golf. That said, I still hold golf very close to my heart and I certainly will continue to play for the rest of my life. I have a reputation for being obsessed with sports. I religiously follow and watch everything from college football to European football. That is why I decided to be a Sport and Exercise science major here at SU. It allows me to pursue my passion for science and athletics simultaneously. I haven’t decided what I hope to pursue with my degree from SU, but I am excited at all the different possibilities that it will offer. Whether it is Medical School or some other graduate program, I know that I will find something perfect for me.
I was born in San Luis Obispo, California and attended San Luis Obispo High School. I have been involved in sports as long as I can remember including; soccer, softball, dance and snowboarding. It was only in high school I began run cross country and track. I have enjoyed and am excited to continue to run both cross country and track for Seattle U. I choose Sports and Exercise Science because the program gives me the opportunity to gain vial, yet practical experience in a field that will allow me to help others.
I was born in Seattle, WA and at the age of four moved to Ramstein Air Base in Germany where I spent the fourteen years leading up to college. I played basketball and soccer in my younger years and added volleyball in high school where I played a sport 11 out of 12 seasons. Seeing sports were always a key aspect in my life and anatomy was my favorite class in HS I knew SPEX was the major for me. After graduating from SU with a BS I hope to attend medical school and hopefully use my extensive knowledge of anatomy to decide which field I will pursue.
I grew up in Medford, OR and attended St. Mary's High School. I've always been very active in sports and outdoor activities growing up and I continue to find joy and fulfillment in participating in them today. I played basketball through elementary school to sophomore year in high school, soccer from kindergarten through senior year of high school, and track from middle school to sophomore year in high school. I have also enjoyed getting up to the mountain during the winter time to snowboard. Spring and summer are great for hiking and water activities, my favorites are swimming, wakeboarding, and white-water rafting. I also enjoy trying new things like dance classes, rock climbing, and yoga. I declared as a Sports and Exercise Science major at the end of my sophomore year because I've always been interested in health and wellness- specifically, nutrition and physical therapy. I look forward to continuing my knowledge, experience, and development into this major and one day hope to help others achieve their highest potential of health and well-being.
I grew up on Vashon Island, loving sports and playing varsity sports all through my high school career. During high school I also worked as an assistant to a physical therapist after school and became very interested in the rehabilitation of muscles and helping people. I took several years between high school and attending Seattle University in which I went to Arizona and became a Personal Trainer. After getting my PT certifications I came back to Seattle and opened and owned my own fitness clubs for 5 years. I loved everything about fitness and helping people of every size and shape attain their goals whether it being to lose weight, gain muscle or just live a healthier lifestyle. I sold my clubs to start a family but have missed working with in the health and fitness industry and decided that it was time to go back and get my degree in Sports and Exercise Science. I chose Seattle University, because I not only love Seattle but the program offered everything that I am interested in and love. I'm the most happy when I can be outside and doing something active, whether it means playing sports, going for a hike or a running stairs!
I am from the small island of Guam where I attended Father Duenas Memorial School (FDMS). Sports, mainly soccer, has always been a big part of my life. Being a part of Guam's Mens and Youth National Teams has blessed me with the opportunity to travel all over Asia (Vietnam, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan) to compete in tournaments. During my years in high school I participated in the student government, NHS, and various clubs. In addition, our school varsity soccer team enjoyed much success, placing among the top 3 teams for two years and winning two championships in my two other years. Naturally, I would wanted to study a subject closely related to the sports. Hence, my interest in sports and exercise science. After undergraduate school, I plan to further my education and enter into physical therapy.
I was born in Seattle, WA, but moved around the world throughout my life. I’ve lived in Hong Kong 9 years where I swam and ran Track and Field for almost 7 years and 3 years respectively. My family then moved to Shanghai, China, where I attended HS, there I was on the Varsity swim team during my freshman year. I soon learned how to play basketball and chose basketball over swimming, and was able to play Varsity basketball for the remainder of my HS career. Finally during my senior year, I tried out for the Varsity Track and Field program; and by the end of the season, I was named most valuable athlete for my school, and breaking multiple records in sprints and the triple jump. I decided to be a part of the SU SPEX program because it was a unique way of exploring something I’m passionate about. I am especially interested in how determination and drive can push someone beyond what their limits. I intend to attain my BA in SPEX, and someday teach as a HS teacher/HS basketball coach.
I grew up in Mercer Island, Washington and attended Mercer Island High School. Sports have been a huge part of my life. From the age of four, I have been involved in several sports such as gymnastics, soccer, basketball, and softball. I have to admit that being part of all these sports took a huge toll on my body. After about eight years of gymnastics, I developed a stress fracture that ended my gymnastics career. Through that injury, I had to go to physical therapy. From then on, I have been interested in sports medicine. Although I stopped gymnastics, I was able to play soccer, basketball, and softball at a varsity level for my high school. With my degree in SPEX, I am able to continue with a passion of mine as well as pursuing physical therapy as a career.
I was born in Belfast, Ireland and moved to Shoreline, Washington in 1996. I attended Shorewood High School where I played 3rd base on the baseball team. I also played for a select soccer club as a midfielder. I am always up for a new athletic challenge which was a reason why I joined the Crew team at Seattle U. I enjoy competing as a team and training to be the best athlete I can. I want to continue to stay involved with athletics and fitness throughout the duration of my career while focusing on the treatment and prevention of injuries
I grew up just outside Seattle in a small suburban area called Bellevue and have lived there my entire life. I went to Newport High School and while attending i was a four-year letter winner in soccer as well a two-year letter winner in waterpolo and a one-year letter winner in basketball. As soccer was what i was truly passionate for, I decided to continue my soccer career and start up at Seattle U as a goalkeeper. All my life i have been extremely active and played just about every sport, even baseball. By getting involved in the Sports and Exercise Science program at SU, I can put my passion for soccer and other sports to use through my education. I hope to learn a lot and use what i have learned in this program to help better the lives of other people.
I grew up in Oak Harbor, Washington where I attended Oak Harbor High School. I have always been very active in sports. I started playing basketball at the age of six and continued playing throughout my life until graduating from High School. Although I participated in a broad range of sports my main focus was basketball and tennis, which I played at a varsity level in High School. During my senior year I tore my ACL while playing basketball, this injury ended my athletic career far too soon. I had to undergo weeks of physical therapy, which helped me regain the strength and stability in my knee. Because of my therapy I became very interested in the process of helping others recover through rehabilitation, this experience gave me the idea of possibly attaining a career as a physical therapist. After graduating from Seattle University with a degree in SPEX I plan on possibly attending PT school.
I grew up in Tucson, Arizona. In high school I swam varsity all four years. My hobbies include playing basketball, strength training, backpacking, fly-fishing, and skiing and snowboarding. After graduating high school I worked at as a ski lift operator in Telluride, Colorado for two winters where I got to snowboard everyday and make some awesome friends. I decided to study Sports and Exercise Science at Seattle U so that I could understand more about how the human body works and because I believe in the importance of health and fitness for achieving a high quality of life. That said, I still have no idea what I want to do for a career after graduation, but I am looking forward to learning more about what my options are and am excited to figure it out.
I chose the Sports and Exercise Program at Seattle U because of how big of an impact sports have had on my life, and more specifically soccer. Since I was about 5 years old, I have been playing soccer and it has become a passion of mine that I will not let go of. After going through some injuries of my own and having to go to physical therapy, I became intrigued with the process and wanted to learn more about it. Once I saw the program that Seattle U had to offer I knew it was the right fit for me.
I was raised in Vancouver, Washington and attended Central Catholic High School in Portland, Oregon. I ran varsity Cross Country for four years and was team captain my junior and senior year. I've always loved running as I find it a major stress reliever. I applied to SU as a Social Work major, but after shadowing an Occupational Therapist last summer, I decided to switch my major. I plan to continue on to graduate school to become an OT. However, the nutritional aspect of SPEX interests me too so I plan to explore that option as well. Most importantly I want to use my degree to help people maintain positive, healthy lifestyles.
I grew up in Orange County, California. Since I was four I've dedicated my life to classical ballet. Back in Orange County I danced at Anaheim Ballet, and during the few years I lived in Seattle when I was younger, I danced at Pacific Northwest Ballet. Before I became consumed by ballet, I would go out surfing, and play tennis and go swimming at the club. Now that I'm dancing less, I enjoy going to yoga and the gym. I became interested in pursuing a career in sports and exercise after witnessing and experiencing all the health problems associated with the dance world. I look forward to diving into the health field, and I'm excited to see where it will take me.
I was born and grew up in Bremerton, WA. Playing sports was a must in my household, both of my parents were both basketball and track athletes. As I grew older I followed their path of such an active lifestyle in athletics which molded me into the person I am today, which I wouldn't change for nothing. I attended Bremerton High School and graduated in 2010. While I was attending B.H.S I lettered in cross country, basketball, football, and track & field. Now that I play for Seattle University Men's Basketball Team I'm more dedicated and have more devotion on one single sport which was something I eventually wanted to focus on as I matured. My reasoning pertaining to why I decided to be a Sports and Exercise Major is because I'm fascinated everything about athletics, how the body functions, and ultimately I could not envision myself majoring in any other major other than SPEX. Even though I don't know precisely on what I want to do with this major, I am comfortable to say I am heading in the right direction and open to any possibilities.
I grew up in San Francisco, California and attended George Washington High School. I began playing basketball in elementary school for a club team and in high school I played on my school's varsity basketball team from sophomore through senior year. Playing basketball was a huge part of my life. I met many good friends and have many precious memories from games and tournaments. I am excited to major in Sports and Exercise so I can learn how to help people suffering from a physical injury and enable them to continue to lead healthy, or even healthier, lives than they were before.
I grew up in Snohomish, Washington where I attended Glacier Peak High School. I was a four year letter winner in cross country and ran track my senior year. Throughout my high school career I dealt with many running related injuries including shin splints, chronic compartment syndrome, and tendonitis along with iron deficiency anemia. After extensive physical therapy I became interested in the healing process of the body and how the correct exercises can be used to manage and prevent injuries. The Sport and Exercise Science program at Seattle U fits my interests perfectly. After graduating from the SPEX program I plan on continuing my education to become a physical therapist.
I was born and raised in the beautiful outdoors of Boulder, Colorado. At a young age, I was surrounded with activities encouraging a healthy and fitness-oriented lifestyle. I began competitively Scottish Dancing at age 5 and years later turned this passion into teaching dance. After high school, I moved to Seattle to pursue a degree in Sport and Exercise Science where I found my calling for the medical field. I started teaching fitness classes at Pure Barre, a Barre studio specializing in Pilates, yoga, and dance fusion classes. Through this I discovered a love for teaching fitness, and hope to continue to teach other forms of fitness. Motivating others to challenge themselves mentally and physically while being aware of their body is my true passion. After getting into a bike accident in early 2012, I began seeing a chiropractor and massage therapist for my injuries in my neck and spine. Little did I know this was what I was made to do. I love the biological and philosophical aspects of chiropractic and healing from the inside out. After graduation I will pursue a Doctorate of Chiropractic.
I grew up in Las Vegas, Nevada and swam competitively from age 5 until graduating. I was on the varsity swim team at Coronado High School for 4 years and was named captain my senior year. Upon coming to Seattle U I was recruited to join the men's rowing team. I was eager to try a new sport, so I gave it a try. Little did I know that it would become my life. I've had a great experience with crew, winning a conference championship and placing third at nationals. The SPEX Program has been equally as spectacular. The classes drew out my enthusiasm for sport and have given me a much greater understanding of all aspects of high performance. The combination of my experience with the SPEX Program and crew has led me to pursue a career as a collegiate rowing coach. I am applying to grad school for Kinesiology and to be a grad assistant rowing coach.
I was born in Salt Lake City, Utah and lived there for the first 14 years of my life. After that I moved to Seattle and fell in love with the city. Sports have always been a huge part of my life, and I have greatly benefited from participating in so many through my life. From seeing the benefits of teamwork playing football as a child or the discipline that was taught to me through learning mixed martial arts as an adult, sports have made me a better overall person. Once it came time to choose what I wanted in a career, I knew that sports/exercise would have to be part of that. With my SPEX degree I plan to pursue a masters in Sports Administration and Leadership to hopefully get a job with the Washington State Athletic Commission overseeing all kinds of sports in this great state of ours.
I was born and raised in Mililani, Hawaii on the island of Oahu. Throughout my childhood, I participated in gymnastics and dance. A stress fracture in my back caused me to quit these sports and take up volleyball. I participated in club volleyball for five years and played on the high school team for four. I also pole vaulted on the track and field team for two years. Being active in sports pushed me to become active in school, I was corresponding secretary of Mililani High School's class of 2012, a member of the key club, helping out our youth club, and national honor society, and one of the school's valedictorians. I have always had a passion towards working with people and helping them to overcome obstacles. Two years ago, I had the opportunity to volunteer at a sports medicine/physical therapy clinic where I really got hands on experience of what the job was like. The Sport and Exercise Science major will allow me to pursue my dreams of becoming a physical therapist. After graduation, I plan to pursue a Doctorate of Physical Therapy and work as a pediatric physical therapist.
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. As a kid I was involved in a lot of activities such as soccer, swimming, tennis and ballet. Out of all of those activities I fell in love with tennis. So ever since the third grade I have been playing tennis either on a team, for school, or just for fun. Initially when I attended Seattle University I was going to major in Civil Engineering but I could not see myself being an engineer for the rest of my life. So when I trying to decide on a new major, my grandma had another stroke and went to a rehabilitation hospital. And from that point on I knew that I wanted to become an occupational therapist because I always had a passion to help others. So after I graduate from Seattle University with my SPEX degree, I will earn my graduate degree as an occupational therapist to help others get back to their everyday lifestyle.
I grew up In Sammamish WA attending Eastlake High School, before moving to the city of Redmond. Playing sports has been a big part of my life, I played football and lacrosse in high school. In addition to playing sports I enjoy watching them and following my favorite college football teams and the NFL. I chose to come to Seattle U because of their location and unique opportunities offered here. I am also part of the Army ROTC program at Seattle U. Being active all my life I have seen plenty of injuries and want to learn more about them, and how to prevent/rehab them. So SPEX caught my interest. I don't know exactly what my plans are after school but I am sure Seattle U and the Army will give me plenty of options to choose from.
I was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii and attended Kamehameha Schools Maui Campus. I've played basketball and ran track throughout high school years and have been practicing taekwondo since I was 5 years old. Sports have always given me the opportunity to travel and compete with athletes from a variety of places, while also furthering my interest in the human body in general. I'm looking forward to studying more on human anatomy and physiology and feel like the Sports and Exercise Program here at Seattle University is a great way to do so.
I grew up in Spokane, WA. I was involved in many sports as a kid, but I was most passionate about tennis, I even worked at our city racquet club for about 3 years before moving to Seattle to attend Seattle University. Sports, in my opinion, teach us how to look back and see the progress that we have made as athletes and as people. It gives us that glimpse of how our work has paid off. When I graduate with my SPEX degree, I plan to attend physical therapy school.
I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and I attended Punahou School from kindergarten through senior year. I played varsity baseball, as a pitcher, my Junior and Senior years, and was apart of the program on intermediate or JV since 7th grade. Throughout my life sports has always be a huge factor in my life, both influencing my decisions and teaching me many valuable lessons. When thinking about what I wanted to study, I thought of things which I have a passion for, and sports was one of the number one choices. Being able to help athletes recover from and prevent injuries is something I could see myself doing.
I grew up on the island of O'ahu, Hawaii and attended Punahou High School. I have played three years of Division 1 and 2 Varsity Golf for Punahou. I was a three-year letter winner, three year MIP/MVP and the three time defending Champion for the Girls Individual Golf tournament. I am a Varsity Golfer for Seattle U and I know that the SPEX program is perfect for me. I grew up around sports and being an athlete, I was curious in pursuing a career involving athletics. I really want to help others to stay fit and healthy while being a competitive athlete and find ways to keep our bodies strong.
I grew up in Hartford, Wisconsin and attended Marquette University High School. Throughout my childhood, I have been active in lots of different sports from tennis and skiing to volleyball and basketball. Soccer was my main sport throughout high school, winning two state championships with my club team. Being a goalkeeper resulted in many hand injuries and time with the sports medicine team. That sparked my interest in sports medicine as a career. I chose a BS in Sports and Exercise Science to deepen my understanding of the active human body and prepare myself for medical school. Having three younger brothers and spending a lot of time with kids, I want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to live a healthy and active lifestyle. In my free time, I enjoy teaching swimming lessons, skiing with visually impaired people, and staying active. After earning my undergraduate degree, I hope to go into orthopedic or pediatric medicine.
I am a Louisiana native, but grew up in Boise, Idaho where I attended Bishop Kelly High School. While in high school, I earned ten varsity letters in the sports of cross country, track and field, water polo, and ski team. Also, I had the incredible honor of winning six state championships throughout my prep career. I compete in Women's cross country and track and field for Seattle University. I chose to major in Sport and Exercise science because I am incredibly passionate about athletics and believe they can have a tremendous positive impact on people's lives. I would like to spend my life working with athletes and helping them to become better competitors and people. During my final two years of high school, I worked as a track and field coach for a track club in Boise, and I believe that a degree in Sport and Exercise Science will give me the tools I need to further my career to a high level in coaching.
I was born in New Port Beach, California but at six months I moved to Las Vegas, Nevada. I have always loved playing sports and going to school. However, when I was younger I played all kinds of sports and couldn't seem to find the one I really wanted to pursue. At fifteen, I was running out of sports to try when I started playing tennis my Freshman year of high school. I somehow managed to learn enough tennis to make the high school team, and eventually fell in love with the sport. I decided I really wanted to pursue tennis, and even though it was far fetched I wanted to play tennis for a division one school. Shortly after, I found coaches and a place to train that would help me achieve my goal. I had to really work to get to where I am today, but I have enjoyed every moment of it. My high school years of tennis blew by and come Senior year, I had earned a scholarship to play for the division one women's tennis team here at SU. Playing a sport this competitively has really taught me a lot about life on and off the court. It has taught me several lessons, and has offered me the chance to make great relationships with awesome people. Naturally, I want to be surrounded by sports because I am such an advocate for how sports can shape lives, and build character. Therefore, I chose to major in SPEX; I am really excited about the classes, and I hope several possibilities will present themselves thereafter.
I grew up in Ewa Beach, Hawaii and attended Damien Memorial High School. However, I found no interest in any of my school’s sports. My hobby was martial arts. I hold a 1st degree black belt in Hawaii Chinese Kenpo and a 1st degree purple belt in Tae Kwon Do. In addition, I have competed in local kickboxing events with 5 amateur fights to my name. All the training and weight management that I had to go through piqued my interest in sports medicine. It was not until my college counselor turned me unto Seattle University’s new Sports and Exercise Science program that I realized that I wanted to go here. I am proud for making this decision to participate in Seattle University’s SPEX program because I am thoroughly enjoying it and excited for what is in store for me in my future. With this degree, I plan to become a physical therapist in the Army.
I was born in Austin Texas, but grew up in Woodinville, Washington. In High School I played tennis and ran track. Although I played many different sports throughout my life, tennis became my main focus and I am now on the Seattle University Women's tennis team. I chose to be a SPEX major because I enjoy learning about how to be a better athlete and healthier person. When I graduate, I am thinking about pursuing physical therapy or something in the medical field.
I was born and raised in the hills of Oakland, California. As a kid I had great access to hiking and exploring in the regional forest preserve by my house. I was active throughout my youth and participated in volleyball, basketball, and equestrian jumping. After an accident on my horse I tore some ligaments in my knee. It was hard not to participate in sports anymore, but it opened the door to my interest in sports injuries, rehabilitation, and injury prevention. It also sparked my interest for good nutrition and living healthy. After graduating from Seattle U I hope to pursue a career in either nutrition or sports training.
I was born in Berkeley, CA but moved to Medford, OR when I was three years old. Upon moving to Medford, I took my first ballet and tap dancing classes. Even at three years old, I knew dance was my passion. After two years, I joined a local dance studio called Dance Energy, where I stayed for the next 13 years. In addition to dance, I participated in a variety of sports including soccer, basketball, and competitive ice skating. I was also a varsity cheerleader for my first two years at South Medford High School. Although I absolutely love all types of athletics, dance is what I am truly passionate about. I am now continuing my dance career here at Seattle U on the SU Cheer and Dance team. I chose Sports and Exercise Science as my major because I am interested in pursuing a career either in medicine or biomedical engineering, and SPEX allows me to explore my love for sports in addition to human physiology.
I was born in Madrid, Spain and then moved to Oregon when I was eight. I have lived in Hillsboro, Oregon since moving here. Sports have always been a large part of my life. I grew up playing sports, whether it was soccer, basketball or football. The one sport that really stuck was swimming. The reason I love it so much is the amount of time and dedication it takes to be successful. I have been swimming competitively for 11 years and counting. I am hoping that the sports and exercise science program will better me for the future when I coach swimming.
Born on the island of Guam and raised all across America, due to growing up in a Military family, I have had many experiences in my life. Growing up I played a variety of sports from soccer to equestrian competitions, but I did not really take into any account the affect of physical activity on my life until I played Judo in high school. I became very attuned to the use of the human body and what it can accomplish, especially since I am a very petite person myself. However, since transferring into the Sport and Exercise Science Program at Seattle University I feel like I have found my passion. I am very excited about what I am learning, especially since now my father is getting older and the wear and tear of the military is affecting him. Due to this, I hope I go on to Physical Therapy and provide support and aide for the wounded soldiers of our great country.
I was born and raised on the island of Guam. Playing sports and having an active lifestyle have always been important aspects of my life. I’ve done my fair share of sports from snowboarding to aikido and from tennis to surfing. Since I was 8, I’ve been playing soccer, and still continue to play for the club team here at SU. For 2 years, I played on the Guam National Soccer Team, and we traveled for competitions in places such as Taipei and Saipan. For my high school, I played competitive volleyball, basketball, rugby, and soccer, but I never limited myself to what my high school provided. Outside of school I was and still am an avid hiker, and also a certified diver. I love to try my hand at anything and everything. My passion for sports can be seen on my scars. I’ve broken my right ankle and have torn my left ACL, but that never stopped me from doing what I love. Experiencing what I went through helped me to realize that I want people to know that an injury doesn’t mean its over. As a result, I feel that Seattle University’s SPEX program is a good fit to what I want to do. I’m really excited to see what’s in store for me on my path to becoming a physical therapist.
I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. In grade school, I participated in a large variety of sports. I eventually joined the Boy Scouts and with it a passion for the outdoors developed. Whether it was skiing, hiking, or climbing, I loved it. When I started high school, I continued to be open minded when it came to sports, and I started wrestling. I ended up wrestling for three years. In high school, I also be came very enthusiastic about the sport of running. I think it was a combination of running and Boy Scouts that helped me realize sports and exercise science was the major for me.
I was born in Federal Way, and grew up in Des Moines, WA. Seattle was my all time favorite city and just fell in love with it while growing up here. I attended Seattle Christian High School where I competed and participated in a variety of sports all four years. During my high school career, I realized my passion in life was sports. I was a four-letter varsity soccer player, dominating in goal as the goalie my junior and senior year. I was awarded First Team Goalie my junior year for my school's league and unfortunately took Second Team Goalie my senior year due to a 3 and half week absence from a broken finger earlier in the season. We achieved the ride to State and placed Second my freshman year. I played basketball for 4 years as well as coming out with two varsity letters my junior and senior year and went to State. Unfortunately, I suffered a concussion and many sprained ankles my junior and senior year. And my final sport was softball. Starting my sophomore year, I came out with three varsity letters and an adventure to State that was unforgettable. I was also recognized with First Team Outfielder for my league. Sports are my passion and interest me in my everyday life. Throughout my years I suffered many sports injuries that sometimes hurt my high school sports career. It was here that I realized I wanted to do something involving sports and helping athletes avoid injuries and rehabilitate quickly to get back on the field. I chose to major in Sports and Exercise Science because of my passion for sports and the drive to help others to play to their fullest abilities. My love for sports won't stop in high school, but will grow here at Seattle University.
I was born in Grand Forks AFB, North Dakota. My father was in the military so as a family we moved around quite often. I’ve lived in Japan, California, Yakima, Milton, and then finally Auburn, Washington. I attended John F. Kennedy Memorial High School. During my stay I was a 4 year varsity athlete on both the golf and the baseball team. I was recruited by the Seattle University baseball team and I am incredibly excited to be a part of the new program here at the university. I have had a passion for sports ever since I could remember. I have seen many of my friends lose their dream of playing professionally because of injuries. I am hoping that after completing the Sports and Exercise Science major that I will be able to help young athletes continue on their dreams of playing professional athletics.
I grew up in Renton, Washington, where I attended Hazen High School and graduated in 2008. There I played varsity golf, varsity track and varsity basketball all four years. I was captain in all three sports twice in golf twice in track and three times in basketball. I also participated in the ASB leadership program as a Club Co-president and Executive Board member. I chose to come to Seattle University to play for the Women’s Basketball team as well as study Sports and Exercise Science in hopes to one day become an Exercise Physiologist.
I was born in Berkeley, California and attended Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, California. I grew up playing baseball, lacrosse, and basketball. I played lacrosse throughout high school where I suffered countless injuries. I developed interest in Athletic Training and Physical Therapy after spending hour on hour in the trainer's office. I've been interested in how the human body works my entire life, and SPEX seemed to take my interests and bring them to a new level of understanding.
I was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. I have always been active in sports both recreationally and competitively from skiing, to baseball, soccer and volleyball. Upon beginning high school I had to focus on one sport which became volleyball and played for 6 years. I graduated from Bishop Blanchet High School in 2008 knowing that I wanted to pursue a major in the sciences. As a freshman at Seattle University I believed that I wanted to a pursue nutrition and was a Pre-Science major. It was during this year that a close friend required several surgeries and I became very involved in aiding in his day to day physical therapy at home. The process of working with an athlete from their weakest point and watching them grow stronger and returning to play again was both inspiring and gratifying. I changed my major to Sports and Exercise Science. Upon graduation from the SPEX program I plan to continue my education to earn a graduate degree as a physical therapist or an athletic trainer.
I grew up in Federal Way, WA and have been playing sports ever since I could walk. I attended Todd Beamer High School and was a four year varsity letter winner in Soccer and Softball. My whole life I've worked hard to play ball in college and I was given the opportunity to continue my softball career at Seattle University, which I am very excited about. I have always loved science and after taking a sports medicine class in high school, my goal has been to work in the same career field. This is why Sports and Exercise Science was a clear choice for me to major in. Even though I don't know exactly what career I want to pursue, I know I will find something that I love and will be able to do for a long time helping others excel in what they do best.
I was born in San Dimas, CA. eventually moved to my hometown of Sandy, Utah and graduated from Skyline High School. I have been involved in athletics most of my life, playing soccer, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and swimming. Swimming, however, has always been my first love. Ever since learning to swim as a kid, I was always so comfortable in the water. Once I got into high school, swimming was my main focus, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision. When it comes to sports, I love to watch almost as much as I love being involved, and Sport and Exercise Science seems to fulfill that. While I don’t know what I want to do with my degree, I know I want to improve the performances of others the same way I improve my own.
I was born and raised in Gig Harbor, WA. I came from a family of six children all involved in sports. Being involved in athletics was valued in my family and it allowed me to grow up with an active and healthy lifestyle and learn important time management skills. I attended Bellarmine Preparatory School in Tacoma and was a 4-year varsity member, state qualifier, and captain of the Gig Harbor High School swim team. I am now a member of the Seattle University Women’s Swim team. Over the past two years on the team I have learned how to adapt to new coaching and sudden changes in the program. This allowed me to adjust to the unexpected and remain fully committed to my sport and team. Going through these past experiences has showed me how important sports are in my life. I chose Sport and Exercise Science as my major because of my love for athletics. This major will allow me to help people achieve their goals in athletics.
I grew up in Lake Forest, California where I attended El Toro High School. I have played soccer since I was four years old, and continue to play here at Seattle University. Sport has always been a big part of my life and has helped shape me into the person I am today. I am very passionate about athletics and once I looked into the Sports and Exercise Science program I knew it was the perfect fit for me. SPEX will help me continue to explore my passions as well as help other people.
I was born and raised in Washington, but my parents both grew up in New York in strong italian families. As a result food is one of my favorite past times. I was involved in sports at a young age. I loved playing soccer, baseball and enjoyed skiing. I played for Cross fire select for a few years, but now I don't participate in competeive sports. I really enjoy hiking and walking in washington's great outdoor enviroments. I am currently volunteering at Lake Washington Phyiscal Therapy and hope to persue a career in PT. What intrigues me so much about the human body is how everything is connected. You can feel pain in your knee, but the problem could orginate from how you walk. There is no pill you can take to fix the real problem you need to change your lifestyle. I am fascinated with preventative medicine and hope to help others in realizing its potential.
I grew up in Wallingford, a neighborhood of North Seattle and attended The Northwest School and Roosevelt High School. I took a year off after high school to figure out my interests and finally decided on attending Seattle University. I chose Sport and Exercise Science as a major because I was interested in the curriculum and required classes. My dad is a doctor that treats a lot of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions so I have grown up learning and all sorts of topics relating to biomechanics, injury rehabilitation, and the health care field. I worked at his office after high school and became interested in pursuing a career in physical therapy. After college, I plan to work for a year or two and then go to physical therapy school. I want to be a physical therapist so I can make a positive difference in patients' lives and use non-invasive techniques to return them back to health. My interests outside of school include lacrosse, cooking, knitting, Italian, and working at the farmers market.
Originally from Colorado Springs, Colorado, I grew up in a household that consisted of my parents and two younger brothers. My hometown is a very outdoorsy environment and allowed me to participate in numerous outdoor experiences (such as rock climbing, hiking, biking, etc). I graduated from William Palmer High School in 2009 and lettered for my fourth year in track and field (the 200m dash, specifically). I decided to make the move to the Northwest for school because it was a much more liberal and eco-conscious than my home town, and because it offered me the opportunity to live "far from home" in hopes of establishing my independence without threatening my security of knowing I'm just a few states away. I am a varsity member on the D1 Women's Rowing team here at Seattle University, having completed my first two years rowing as a club team member and then eventually experiencing the transition from club to varsity sport first hand. I hope to one day be a strength and conditioning coach (because who doesn't want to be paid for lifting weights the rest of their life?) and am considering going to PT school in Colorado (should I make the program). I am going to be a 5-year student here at SU and am currently finishing my senior year of college. I am looking forward to what is next in line for me and cannot wait to apply my degree to something I am passionate about.
I grew up in Renton, Washington, and attended Hazen High School. Prior to high school I played basketball, soccer, and participated in jazz dance. While at HHS I participated in cross country, basketball, running track & pole vaulting, and continued dance. I like the challenge of participating in sports, and the camaraderie of being part of a team. At Hazen I enjoyed helping with the GOALS program (special needs students) which sparked my interest in Occupational Therapy. I love helping people and in majoring in Sports and Exercise Science I will be able to help enhance and better people’s lives. I enjoy many outdoor activities including camping, hiking and water activities, and I would love to give people the chance to experience the same things that I am able to experience, regardless of physical limitations.
I was born in Fontana, California but grew up in the Rancho Cucamonga/ Alta Loma area. I attended Alta Loma High School where I was on the women’s basketball team. I was a four-year letter winner in basketball and a two-year letter winner in track. As a little girl I played almost every sport there was including soccer, volleyball, tennis, etc. In junior high I was a star player in volleyball and basketball but when I got to high school I had to choose between the two sports. So I decided to keep with Basketball as I collegiately play here at Seattle University. My passion for basketball has grown over the years and now it is my job in which I enjoy doing. This is why I decided to be a Sports Exercise and science major here. I have not yet decided what I wanted to do with my degree but I have time to decide and feel out where I want to go with it.
I was born in Anchorage, Alaska and moved to Federal Way, Washington when I was in first grade. Growing up, I admit I had a love/hate relationship for sports. However, playing for the tennis team in high school allowed me to discover a whole new side of me. I enjoyed being able to communicate with different types of people who would have never crossed paths if it wasn’t for the love of the sport. Beyond that, being able to travel and observe people and their behaviors in a competitive mindset intrigued me. Most importantly, sports and exercise is a lifestyle that has helped me to learn discipline and self-control. Other than sports, I love fashion and business. With this sports and exercise degree, I hope to pursue a graduate degree in sports marketing and use all of my interests to its fullest degree.
I was born in Seattle, and moved to this tiny little place near Covington, WA just before I turned three. I attended Kentlake High School, where I was greatly involved in many programs including music, theater, journalism, and National Honor Society. I've done ballet for my entire life, but only at a private studio. I never played sports for my school. I did, however, participate in the Athletic Training program for three years. I helped diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate sports injuries for all of our athletes in their various sports. It was through this program that I discovered my love of athletic training, and physical therapy. It's why I chose to be a Sports and Exercise Science major here at Seattle University. After graduation I plan to pursue a doctorate in physical therapy and work with teen athletes.
I am from Puyallup, Washington and attended Gov. John R Rogers High School. Essentially from birth I have been an avid athlete competing in baseball, basketball, wrestling, football, and track. I was an 8-time 4A state placer in high school as well as a USATF Junior Olympic Champion In 2011. I currently run track here at Seattle U and have already had the honor of getting my name on the school record board twice. These athletic experiences are what have pushed me towards becoming a SPEX major and learning more about what makes a great athlete and advancing my knowledge on how they can become even better.
I was born and raised in Kaneohe, Hawaii. I am currently a sophomore and declared SPEX as my major in the spring of 2012. I played basketball, baseball and football in high school and due to a knee injury in my senior football season, I had ACL reconstruction done, and the physical rehab I went through gave me an idea of what being a physical therapist is like. I decided that I would also like to help people who need physical therapy. Having knee surgery gave me the idea to become a SPEX major and now am still deciding where I can take this degree for grad school.
I was born in Portland, OR and attended a very small private school from kindergarten to 12th grade. I have been playing competitive tennis since I was 9 years old. I played for the Seattle University's division 1 tennis team. Playing tennis made me realize how much I love this sport and gave me a deeper understanding of how much other people must love their sports. Seeing this really pushed me toward being a SPEX major, but what I love to study are the sciences including chemistry, physics and especially anatomy. I have chosen to combine the two things that I love, SPEX and Science, in hopes of becoming a Sports Medicine doctor.
I grew up in Tacoma, Washington and attended Curtis Senior High School. Sports and exercise have always been a huge part of my life. While attending high school, I lettered for four years in basketball and lettered for one year in track. Here now at Seattle University, I still enjoy competing in various intermural sports and regularly visit the Connolly Center for physical activity. With a Sports and Exercise Science degree, I plan on pursuing a Physical Therapy position and to eventually own my own independent company in this field. It has always been my passion to help others and the major offered here at Seattle University allows me to do that.
I grew up in Yakima, WA, where I attended A.C. Davis High school.From a young age I participated in various sports such as soccer, baseball, football, basketball, golf. When I got into high school I began focusing on football and basketball. They have always been my two favorite sports until my junior year of high school and I realized basketball was where my heart was.Now I play on the Men's basketball team at Seattle University, and I am enjoying every second of it. Sports have always been a factor in my life that is why I believe Sports and Exercise Science is a good choice for my major. I want to use my degree to venture on towards going to PT school.
I grew up in San Francisco, California and attended Lowell High School. I started playing basketball in the second grade and have continued the sport ever since. I also picked up golf, volleyball and tennis during middle and high school. Throughout high school, I was part of the varsity basketball, tennis and golf team and received the Most Valuable Player Award. During my sophomore year, I tore my ACL during a basketball game and had to sit out for a whole season. Going through surgery and rehabilitation, pushed me to apply for an internship with UCSF's Sports Medicine Department. Through this internship, I was able to get a more hands on experience with injured athletes, shadow doctors and watch surgeries. Being a part of this internship was an exciting experience and pushed me into wanting to pursue a career in Sports and Exercise Science. I'm excited to explore what opportunities this major will have.
I am from Bellingham, WA where I grew up and attended Sehome High School. I competed for our local gymnastics club before high school, and then continued participating in gymnastics by competing for Sehome. Besides gymnastics, I also became part of my high schools cross country, and track and field teams. After high school I attended Whatcom Community College and started working at the gymnastics club as a recreational coach. During my two years at community college I was able to decide on what I wanted to study. Because of my consistent involvement in sports and interest in biology, I came to the conclusion that I want to pursue a career in physical therapy. Within my second year at Community College I started volunteering for St. Joseph Hospital in their outpatient rehabilitation center. My volunteering experience elevated my interest in physical therapy even more. I plan to use my degree in Sport and Exercise Science to go on to PT school.
I was born and raised in Lewiston, ID., where I played varsity softball for four years, varsity volleyball for two years and was a member of the National Honor Society. I have taken advanced classes in the Health Field such as; Sports Medicine, Medical Terminology and was a student athletic trainer my senior year. While in High School I was relatively lucky and have stayed healthy with no major sport injuries, attending every game and practice in my career. I am playing softball for Seattle University and was happy to hear that SU had a Sport and Exercise Program. I wanted to study and have a career in something I have a lot of interest in andreand enjoy learning about. I hope to use my degree in the pursuit of becoming a Physical Therapist.
I grew up in Ventura, California, where i went to Ventura High school. I was on the Football and Track and Field. I was captain of both sports and had 7 varsity letters. Ive played sports all my life whether it be Ice Hockey, Football or Track. I throw for the Track and Field team at Seattle U. Ive always been interested in why great athlete were great athlete and thats why I'm majoring in sports and exercise science. I don't know what i will do with my degree but I know its something I find fascinating and important in everyday life.
I was raised all across the west coast: California, Oregon, Washington. Born in Tacoma, Washington, I eventually settled in Gig Harbor, WA where I attended middle school and finished high school at Gig Harbor High School. I have participated in a variety of sports such as basketball, football, swimming, and tae kwon do. It wasn't until high school that I began playing sports more competitively, specifically football. I varsity lettered for two years. Although sports where a big part of my youth, my interest in the world of SPEX wasn't until senior year of high school when I made drastic changes in my physique. I became dumbfounded with the way nutrition and exercise worked on our bodies and even more fascinated by how much we can change our bodies to our desires. I would browse on the internet for hours on school nights researching many aspects of nutrition and resistance training and it soon became a passion of mine. Once I obtain my BA in SPEX, I plan on pursuing a career in physical therapy.
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