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27 Mar

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Meet the Mount: Noah Ginty ’20

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In our “Meet the Mount” series, we’ll be highlighting some of the Mount’s people – our students, faculty, staff, and alumni – who make this college the wonderful community it is.

Noah Ginty ’20


Class year: Junior

Major: Accounting (5 Year Master’s Program)

Campus Activities: Resident Assistant, Member of Student Business Association, Captain of Track and Field Team, Member of Alpha Chi National Honor Society

Favorite Spot on Campus: Kaplan Center (Mostly the Weight Room)

Career Aspirations: Obtain his CPA license and work in a public accounting firm for some years, then become a college professor to teach accounting

One word to describe the Mount: Incredible

 

Noah Ginty ’20 is certain that he has made the right choice by coming to the Mount. “My favorite thing about being a student here is being involved in the community on campus. The relationships and friends that I have gained throughout my time here are invaluable to me,” he explained.

Noah wasn’t always so active and involved around campus though. “Coming to school my freshman year, I had no clue what I wanted to do with my life, or what I was even interested in. I became really good friends with my RA who encouraged me to apply to become an RA myself. I can say this was hands down the best decision I could have made to become more involved in college.”

Besides being an RA, Noah is also a captain on the Mount’s track and field team where he has also had much success. He talked about how one of his greatest memories here at the Mount came while on the track team. “By far the most memorable thing I’ve done in my time at the Mount was when I set the new school record for Javelin my sophomore year. That was definitely one of the most rewarding achievements of my life and it was extremely nice to see all of the hard work that I put in pay off into something so positive,” he explained.

If he had the opportunity to go back in time, he’d still choose the Mount every time. “Choosing to come to the Mount has by far been the greatest choice I’ve made in my life. The opportunities that have been created for me would not have been possible at any other school. I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”

You can catch Noah around campus usually either at class, in the gym, or studying and hanging out with friends in the library.


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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

24 Oct

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Catching Up with MSMC Knight Connor Nicholson

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Knight Life recently caught up with Connor Nicholson, the Knights Basketball Shooting Guard from Staten Island, to talk about life as a student athlete and his favorite moments playing for the Mount.

1. How do you balance playing a sport and being a student? What do you do to unwind?

Time management is the biggest thing for a college student athlete. Practices are usually late at night during the week, which makes it important that you take classes in the morning. This gives you time during the day to get all your homework and studying done. Our off day is usually Sunday, so I like to just relax in my room. I’ll order some food and watch football with my teammates. Continue Reading