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02 Apr

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Student-Athlete: Balancing academics and athletics

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It’s DIII Week this week, where colleges across the country are celebrating Division III athletics. The Mount has 21 Division III athletic teams, and today we’re talking with sophomore Biology major and Women’s Tennis player Michelle Carnovale to talk about her Mount experience both on and off the court.

Knight Life: What attracted you to becoming an athlete at the Mount?

Michelle: When I was on the college search, I was unsure if I was going to continue playing college tennis. I knew being a Biology major was going to be difficult and that I was going to need to focus on being a student before being an athlete. I couldn’t imagine my life without playing tennis though because it had been such a huge part of my life since I was five years old. Thus, Division III athletics seemed liked the perfect balance between academics and athletics.

I was attracted to becoming an athlete at the Mount after talking to athletes and coaches at the college. They emphasized the word “student” when it came to being a “student-athlete.” I was also attracted to being an athlete at the Mount after staying overnight with a team member in which I got the opportunity to shadow a student for a day, watch a practice, and bond with the team. The team felt like a family, and the campus felt like a tight-knit community. After this visit, I knew MSMC was something that I had to be a part of. Continue Reading

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08 Aug

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Men’s Tennis Team on Spring Break

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S. WillandWhen you think about a typical college student’s spring break, what do you think of? Do you think of a giant party some place warm, often categorized by events and activities you would never write home about? In many cases, this is the spring break that a lot of us embark on to escape the pressures of school.

Only the first half of the above statement was true for the Mount Saint Mary College men’s tennis team. For the individuals on Coach Justin Satkowski’s team, spring break meant something else. Spring break meant blood, sweat, and determination for the Cinderella team from last year. Of course, the team was there to have fun, but ultimately, it was to tone up their skills for the upcoming season so they may once again reach the Skyline Finals, and ultimately prevail where they failed last year.

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