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Sarah Dickerson '13

English and Philosophy

Plans after graduation:
After graduation, I plan to work and travel for a year before enrolling in graduate school to study rhetoric and composition with the intention of earning my Ph.D. and becoming a professor of rhetoric.

I plan to continue running after graduation--I am running my first marathon this September at the Air Force Marathon in Dayton, Ohio, with the hopes of qualifying to run the Boston Marathon next spring.

Sport:
Cross Country, Track

About my major:
When I was a child, my mom read to me often, which is from where I suppose I gained my initial interest in literature. As I matured, so did this interest, so a major in English became the obvious choice for me. I decided to pursue a philosophy major as well after my freshman year when I took a philosophy class with Dr. Skitolsky in which I experienced both refreshing and alarming new perceptions on life and our world that I felt the necessity to continue in this field of study.

Favorite athletic memory:
My favorite memory as a Crusader was definitely winning the conference championship my first year of running cross country here in 2010. To be a part of a team that was as close and dedicated as the group of women we had then far outweighs the joy I felt from individual successes since then.

For a prospective SU student-athlete:
Obviously, as everyone will tell you, academics should always come first. College is entirely too important to not fully immerse yourself in your academic endeavor foremost: develop relationships with your professors, and you will be provided with opportunities for both academic and personal growth. This does not mean, however, that you cannot dedicate a few hours a day to a sport. It is simply necessary to properly budget your time.

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