Life of a Student-Athlete: Before, During, and After.

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College life differs from student to student. It is an opportunity to not only grow as a person, but act as a highway to the next stages of our lives. They can grow in the classroom learning about biology. Others hone their craft by going out in the professional world with real life experience. While students attend Quinnipiac University for education, they have other interests outside the classroom. Greek life might be an option for some, while others get involved in volunteer work. Then there are few who represent the university in another way, athletics.

Student-athletes have one of the toughest lives on campus. Their schedule is jam packed with practices, games, workouts, and most important, attending class. They live a double life as athlete who represents the school, and a student attempting to enhance their life by receiving an education.

They live this hectic life for four years, only to have it gone in the blink of an eye. When it is gone, there is a void to fill. What do they do with their time? What comes next? Most athletes do not have the chance to play their sport professionally after college, so they need to fall back on what they attended school for.

After playing their sport for their entire life, it is not a simple task to adjust to life without it. In this podcast, Life of a Student-Athlete: Post Graduation, I talk to former college athletes, Quinnipiac Field Hockey Head Coach

Becca Main, and Career Advisor Lila Carney.

Maggie Pruitt playing college soccer at Shorter University. Pruitt’s love for the game was the main reason for her job in college athletics today.

Maggie Pruitt playing college soccer at Shorter University. Pruitt’s love for the game was the main reason for her job in college athletics today.

Carly Fabbri posing for her senior roster photo. Fabbri won three conference championships in her collegiate career.

Carly Fabbri posing for her senior roster photo. Fabbri won three conference championships in her collegiate career.

Becca Main is the head coach for the Field Hockey team at Quinnipiac. She was a two time All-American at Penn State.

Becca Main is the head coach for the Field Hockey team at Quinnipiac. She was a two time All-American at Penn State.

Mary Alice Limperopulous played on the Women’s golf team at Fairfield University for four years. She was a two year captain.

Mary Alice Limperopulous played on the Women’s golf team at Fairfield University for four years. She was a two year captain.

Pat Pitts