Creative Essay: Being A Student And An Athlete



Two things didn't mix well in my life. One was being a full time student and the other an athlete. It was great not having parents around telling you to do your homework or to go to class, of which I never did. I had a choice, which was more important, playing lacrosse or studying. Like any first year college student I picked lacrosse. At that point I didn't realize what I was getting myself into. Who at that age would know either?
My worst nightmare came true in the summer of 1989. I was academically dismissed from the university. I thought to myself "no way, this could never happen to me, I played lacrosse, had a girlfriend, and I was popular, how could this have happened". The ...

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I wanted to do neither, but I had to choose. The military was off my list and going to a community college sounded o.k. So I registered and the rest of that summer I had to deal with the fact that I had not accomplished anything in the past year and this was wake up call and the only chance I had left to prove to myself that I could do something. The fall semester rolled around and I realized that I wanted to do the work for myself not for anyone else. This proved to be beneficial, for I received a 3.67 grade point average for that semester. That spring was just as good, that year my grade point average was a 3.46. I was happy, and so were my parents. I proceeded to reapply back to my former university and was accepted. I gradated with over a 3.0 in my major and was offered a job in Washington D.C.
Being dismissed from college was one experience that I have never regretted and never will. I can see why this happened; I was a student athlete, which doesn't mix. Being an ...

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