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March 24, 2011

36 Hours in a Day: The Real Life of the Student-Athlete

What’s it like to be a student-athlete? How are their lives the same or different from other students at NC State? Brittany Strachan (forward, basketball), a senior majoring in computer science, and Asa Watson (tight end, football), a junior majoring in biological sciences, will discuss the rewards and challenges of being NC State student-athletes. The talk will take place on Thursday, March 31 at 4 p.m. in the Assembly Room (2nd Floor, East Wing) in the D.H. Hill Library.  

“Our student-athletes have a unique perspective of life here at NC State,” said Tonya Washington, Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development.   “Hearing directly from student-athletes themselves is a great way to understand how they handle the challenges and opportunities they encounter day-to-day.”
Strachan was recently named to the 2010-11 ACC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team and was awarded the Weaver-James-Corrigan Award, given to student-athletes who have performed with distinction in the classroom, community and in their respective sports.
The talk, part of the NC State Libraries’ All-Star Student Series, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. The Series is made possible with support from the Tom Russell Charitable Foundation, Inc.


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