Sept. 11, 2008
by Tom Borish
As the top finisher for the Lady Vols at the Belmont Opener, how did it feel to finally compete for Tennessee after such a successful high school career?
I was a little nervous about transitioning from high school to the college scene, but my first race as a Lady Vol was amazing. The Belmont Opener was a good race to begin my career at Tennessee, because there was little pressure and the plan was simply to test what type of shape I'm in at this point in the game.
How have the first few weeks been for you on the campus of Tennessee? What's been the best part of being in college so far?
My first few weeks at Tennessee have been great. It definitely has been a big transition, because I feel like I'm doing something every hour of the day. Life as a student-athlete is EXTREMELY BUSY. The best part of being in college so far is meeting a variety of people and being forced to learn how to manage my time.
Named 2008 Gatorade National Female Athlete of the Year, you enter your freshman season at Tennessee as one of the more touted athletes to come out of high school in a while. What are some of your expectations for this season knowing you'll be competing with the best in the country every weekend?
I am very excited to compete with the best in the country, because I know it will only make me better. My plan for this season is to contribute to the team in all ways possible. I hope to improve my personal bests in the 400, 800, and 1500, and my ultimate goal is to capture some NCAA titles, both individually and for the team.
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