“St. Andrew’s prepared me to give it my all in practice after a long day of classes,” says Miriam Parker ’12, who plays golf for Lipscomb University. “St. Andrew’s taught me how to balance school, workouts, practice, and the travel required of college athletes.” “Running for St. Andrew’s taught me a lot about time management, which is massively important for college athletes,” agrees Mike Steere ’12, who runs cross country and track for Case Western University, and was named to Case’s 2013 fall All-Academic Team. “The relationship between academics and athletics at Case is very similar to what I found at St. Andrew’s.” The caliber of the competition St. Andrew’s student athletes faced also helped prepare them for a bigger playing field. Unlike most private and independent schools, St. Andrew’s competes in the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA), an organization comprised primarily of public schools. Membership in MHSAA ensures that St. Andrew’s athletes compete at the highest levels of Mississippi high school sports. “The caliber of the athletes we played against in high school was a big help in making the transition to college
level play,” says Charlie Scott ’11, who plays football for the Ole Miss Rebels. “Donte Moncreif, Josh Pinkston, Woodrow Hamilton, Quay Evans, and many others who play or played outstanding college football also played against the Saints when we were in high school.” St. Andrew’s alumni athletes are also appreciative of the school’s outstanding academic preparation, which made the transition to the college classroom easier. As Elisabeth Gaillet points out, while having the athletic prowess to make the team might seem to be the hard part, “you have to make good grades to stay on the team.” “St. Andrew’s prepared me in the classroom more than anything,” Charlie Scott says. “That made the transition into college a lot easier for me than it seemed to be for some of my teammates.” William Chism ’11 is a three-year varsity letterman and two-year starter on the Yale University football team. In the fall of 2013, Chism was the only junior in the Ivy League to be awarded Academic All-District honors for New England, the most competitive academic district in the country. The skills he gained at St. Andrew’s have helped Chism stand out on the football field while also
“ST. ANDREW’S HELPED ME FIND THE ABILITY TO PUSH THROUGH CHALLENGING ACADEMIC SITUATIONS WHILE REMAINING FOCUSED ON THE ATHLETIC TASK AT HAND.” — WILLIAM CHISM ‘11 58
Published on May 22, 2014
Published on May 22, 2014
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