SCAD students are a hardworking breed; that’s no secret. However, there is a sub-population of students who do not receive enough recognition for excelling in the art of balancing academia with extracurricular activities: student athletes.
I refer to them as athlete-artists, because while focusing on their major and chosen craft, they dedicate hours of their time to a sport where that artistic discipline is not exercised. For many of these students, playing a sport serves as an invaluable stress-reliever.
This column intends to spotlight student athlete-artists from each of SCAD’s sports teams, no matter how well-established or accomplished. This week’s piece highlights the dedication of two talented women’s tennis players who will compete alongside their teammates May 20 in Mobile, Alabama in the NAIA National Championships.