As a Big Ten student-athlete, what were some of the life lessons you learned throughout your collegiate career?
"I learned many lesson in life in regards to organization, dedication and discipline.
It has applied to all facets of my life, both at home and professionally."
Talk about the demands of balancing schoolwork with being a Big Ten student-athlete...
"It was often very challenging, but it taught me a lot about continuing on and being able to perform. The demands taught you to be focused in your life and accomplish things you need and want to do."
How did competing in the Big Ten help you gain success in the classroom?
"Competing in the Big Ten helped me in the classroom because I had confidence. Athletics gave me the ability to be structured, organized and disciplined, which went a long way."
Looking back on your collegiate career, what are some of the things you are most proud of?
"The things that I'm most proud of are gaining my degree from MSU as well as being a success in the athletic arena. It took a lot of coordination and support, not only on the part of my family but my coach and my friends."
What advice would you give to aspiring female student-athletes?
"Follow your dreams, because you never know when you might get them. Be sure you go for your goals. If you come up a little bit short, you're still much further ahead than if you had never pursued it. Don't be afraid of failure, just take the risk."
What does it mean for you to represent Michigan State in the Big Ten's 25th Anniversary of Women's Championships?
"Being chosen to represent Michigan State in this campaign, I feel that I can be a role model for aspiring female athletes and help encourage their participation in athletics."