Angelina Stewart ’18 and Hannah Christian ’19 were both recently named NFHCA Division III Scholars of Distinction by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Each majoring in Neuroscience, Stewart and Christian carried GPAs of 3.93 and 3.90 respectively during fall term of the 2015-16 academic year.
Each excelled on the field as well, with Stewart tallying fours goals and four assists in the 2015 season while Christian netted three goals and two assists.
Q: What are you involved in around campus?
A: Sigma Delta Tau and the pre-health club.
H: Garnet Society and the pre-health club.
Q: How do you balance playing a sport while excelling academically?
A: Playing a sport forces you to manage your time. I find that I often do better in-season because I don’t have any time to procrastinate.
H: I think time management is also huge. I agree with Angelina, playing a sport teaches you how to manage your time and balance academics with social life.
A: It teaches you to get your stuff done in the middle of the day, which becomes a habit even out of season.
Q: Do you think Union creates a good environment for student-athletes to thrive in?
H: I would say so; professors are always very accommodating if you have to miss class for whatever reason.
Q: What’s your favorite part about playing for the field hockey team?
H: I like the bonding experiences we share as a team. We’ve had a lot of captain’s practices throughout the winter that have really brought the team together; tough lifts too.
A: It’s been a fun offseason.
Q: What’s your favorite thing about Union?
A: I think again the people. Everyone is motivated to do well while still having fun.
H: I agree 100 percent. There is a really good balance between academics and athletics as well as social life.
A: It’s a very well balanced school.
Q: Lastly, what is your food of choice on campus?
A: Quesadillas…mozzarella sticks after midnight.