By Sara Few
NDMU student-athletes have a lot on their plates. School and sports make it hard on a student when it comes to time management and stress levels.
Many NDMU student-athletes not only play one sport, they may also play a second sport in various seasons.
Out of our student-athletic body, 20 students are playing two sports. This can be difficult considering these athletes are always on the read of away games or tournaments and have a homework assignment due that night even when they get back home very late.
Some of the athletes expressed that they didn’t feel a lot of stress when it came to their homework. They said that sports were very helpful when it came to time management and getting things done ahead of time.
Students expressed that is is important to keep a schedule so the assignments didn’t stress them out at one time.
Some students even talked about doing homework on the road to an away game or right before a home game.
Many of the two sport athletes are sophomores, juniors, and seniors. These students also have a lot of stress as they get closer and closer to their degree. This applies particularly to the juniors and seniors.
While multiple sport athletes span across the sports, lacrosse leads the pack with ten student-athletes.
Track and field follows lacrosse with six student-athletes, soccer with five, cross country and field hockey with five, basketball with three, volleyball with two, and softball with one.
While these numbers cannot yet include incoming freshman student-athletes, as the school comes up on the second half of the 2019-2020 academic year, athletics awaits to see the success of the many two sport student-athletes.
Student Athletes Playing multiple Sports
Track and field
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