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01 Feb

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Academic Highlight: Sports Management

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Are you thinking about joining the Sports Management program at the Mount? Hear what one Sports Management senior has to say about her experience:

“My name is Tori Baccello, and I am currently a senior at Mount Saint Mary College. I have been studying Sports Management here at the Mount for the past three years.

Being a part of the Sports Management program has been exciting and has opened up many doors for me. During my junior year, my Sports Facility teacher, Scott Russell (who is also the head of the Sports Management program) took us on a class trip to visit The Hudson Valley Renegades. The Renegades are a single A, Tampa Bay Ray affiliate baseball team, and the purpose of the trip was to see how the Renegades ran their facility and operated on a day-to-day basis. While on this class trip, I got to talking with the vice president of the Hudson Valley Renegades, and he offered me (on the spot) an internship with them the following summer. I took the position and was able to complete 3 credits of mandatory internship hours. This internship was perfect for me because my dream job is to one day work with an MLB team in their operations department. Continue Reading

10 Apr

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Why Division III – Mount student athletes share their love of the game

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Last week, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) celebrated Division III Week, highlighting and honoring student athletes across the country who participate in collegiate sports at the DIII level. In celebration, members of the MSMC Knights shared their thoughts about why they enjoy being part of a Division III team here at the Mount:

Diamond Umunna (Freshman, Women’s Cross Country)
“Being a DIII athlete is the best way to enjoy college. You have a social life, people on campus look up to you, you get to meet and participate with other non-athletes, and you still have the opportunity to play the sport you love at a high level. Moreover, you graduate with a good degree and you’re extra-ready for the real world – crazy schedules, commitment, competition. So if you’re thinking about what collegiate level to choose, don’t look past DIII just because it doesn’t have the same athletic hype and moreover the money. College is a full experience, and if you want that experience and still want to play sports, then DIII is right for you.” Continue Reading

23 Feb

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Reflections of a Student Athlete

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Last week, Knight Life interviewed Women’s Basketball captain Jessica Rini. This week, we will hear from the team’s other captain, Janae Graham, about what what it’s like to be a student athlete here at the Mount.

Hi! My name is Janae Graham, and I play women’s basketball, one of the 21 NCAA Division III sports offered at Mount Saint Mary College. It is a game of commitment, communication, and precision. Basketball helps me clear my mind and let out any built-up stress that comes from being a college student. To me, there is nothing more soothing than the sounds of a basketball bouncing in an empty gym and a perfect shot swishing through the net. Whenever I step on the court, I am instantly able to clear my mind and put anything that I am personally struggling with behind me.

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16 Feb

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Q&A with Mount Athlete Jessica Rini

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Mount Saint Mary College takes Old Westbury in Skyline League action on  Jan. 11, 2017.

Knight Life caught up with Jessica Rini, MSMC Women’s Basketball captain, to discuss what it’s like being a student athlete here at the Mount.

KL: What is your favorite aspect of basketball?

JR: My favorite part of playing basketball is when you are in the lead, and it starts to look like it’s impossible for the other team to come back. When someone makes a shot, the whole team shares the excitement. Another great feeling is when you’re down by 10 or so points and you begin to come back. The climb back up is filled with so much intensity and determination. Honestly, during moments like that, you just feel unstoppable. Continue Reading