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Valuable Advice for Student Athletes
Student-athlete Sarah Dickerson, double major, gives practical for incoming students.

Sarah Dickerson '13

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.

For myself, Susquehanna has opened my eyes to different possibilities. 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.

And I'll never forget 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.

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