How Athletics helped me get a PhD October 09 2014
The only reason I went to a four year college for undergrad was to get a championship ring. I was supposed to play basketball for my school, but broke my toe before the season. But I couldn't let that stop me. So I joined the swim team and swam the long distance event which is one mile(approximately 16 football lengths), and I swam the Butterfly stroke for my college team. We won our conference and I got my Championship Ring. I went on to get my Masters and currently I'm working on my PhD. To think, it all started with a dream of being a champion. You may say I don't need a ring to be a champ, but sometimes the verification is necessary. Whatever the reason you can find to get an education or learn something, go do it.
Jamie Parker B.S/M.A.