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NEW WILMINGTON, PA- Student athletes that are members in the President’s Athletic Conference (PAC) are subjected to a student first mentality when it comes to participating in varsity athletics at the Division III level. For a lot of sports players this is a difficult and time worthy task, but we accept the challenge.

A lot of time is dedicated to understanding playbooks, practicing, and rehabilitation for in-season athletes; not to mention film sessions and other team meetings to factor in there. So where is the time to study?

Some organizations like to have team study sessions where players can get help with their studies and can keep their studying time monitored so athletes can have a healthy balance between school and their sport.Others just have to dedicate their own time to their studies.

Being a student athlete has matured me in such a way that no other job has been able to do. Being an athlete teaches players the ways of good character, showing heart in what you do, and being passionate about towards what you love to do. You learn leadership roles as well as supporting roles and accomplishing team goals with your peers. And just as a reward, you meet amazing people who love the same thing as you along the way. This life is no walk in the park, but valuable life lessons are learned as a result.44978_20150226_balance_actf

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