"I chose Catawba because I was impressed by the Athletic Training program. In my search, I found other schools' programs were lacking in passing rate for boards and hands-on opportunities. I also loved the way Catawba looked, and I felt at home on campus. Playing lacrosse here was also a major deciding factor. I first became interested in Athletic Training my junior year of high school thanks to a sports-med class I took. My mom is a family physician and my dad ran rescue for several years, so I have always been interested in Medicine. At the same time, I’ve been playing lacrosse for years and so Athletic Training was simply a combination of the two. After graduation, I hope to go on to med school. "