Seeking Balance At Rocky Top
Chanelle Price

Aug. 2, 2011

From the August 2011 issue of the UT Athletics newsletter, FAMILY CONNECTION.

"Insight From Student-Athletes," with Chanelle Price, a senior on the women's track & field and cross country teams, from Easton, Pa.

How do you balance your time so that you are successful in both your sport and the classroom?

CP As a student-athlete, balancing my time has been something I've improved at over the course of my years at UT. I remain successful in my sport by attending all of my practices, and I stay successful in the classroom by making sure the majority of down time I have is dedicated towards academics.

Why do you participate in the many community service opportunities available to student-athletes? Do you have a favorite, if so, what?

CP I participate in the many community service opportunities available to student-athletes because I feel a need to give back. UT student-athletes are role models for the Knoxville community, so it's always nice to complete a good deed for the people who look up to you. My favorite community service outreach was a Habitat for Humanity project where we helped build a house for a family every year.

What advice would you give parents of student-athletes?

CP I would tell the parents of student-athletes to motivate their child as much as possible. Going off to college is our first time being away from home, so it's important for parents to give support and advice on how to manage such a new lifestyle. Also, parents should send packages every once in a while. We love getting mail!

Tell us about your degree program - why did you choose it, how did you choose it, and what do you hope to do when you finish school?

CP I am in the journalism and electronic media program. I chose JEM as my major because I've always loved to write. With my degree, I hope to work for a sports magazine and one day become the editor of my very own female sports magazine.

What is your favorite thing about the University of Tennessee and why?

CP My favorite thing about the University of Tennessee is the pride and dedication everyone has toward the athletic programs. Being a student-athlete is extremely tough, so it's nice to step on the track and know that my classmates, professors, advisors, coaches, and teammates are all supporting me and are all proud of me.

Tell us something unique about yourself that we may not know.

CP Something unique about me that you may not know is that I was a competitive dancer for 10 years.





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