Friday, September 7, 2007

Kenyon senior Allison Johnson is featured in Swimming World Magazine's "On Campus" feature. Aside from the usual questions about swimming, Johnson talks about how she chose Kenyon and offers some sage advice for future collegiate student-athletes:
What advice would you give to a high school swimmer with your talent looking at colleges?

I think the main thing is to keep your options open. There are a lot of really good schools out there, whether it's DI, DII, or DIII. High school swimmers need to remember that there is much more to a college than swimming. They will spend far more time away from the pool than at the pool.
That last sentence, in particular, is striking. While the NCAC takes great pride in the athletic achievements of our student-athletes, we really try to focus on the big picture. We're just as proud, if not more so, about successes earned in the classroom and in other extra-curricular activities as we are of those earned on the field or in the pool. It's wonderful to realize these sentiments are echoed by our student-athletes.

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