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The Academy Has a Lot to Offer

(Athletics, Extracurricular Activities and Faith-Based Involvement, Class of 2012) Permanent link   All Posts
 George Glock Before coming to the Academy, I was not a very athletic person. In fact, I did not play any sports until I was a junior in high school when I started running cross country. After joining the XC team, I realized how important sports are to building character and teamwork, and I am happy that sports are a requirement at the Academy.

The first sport I did my 4/c year was crew (rowing). After the fall season, I decided I wasn’t interested in continuing and began shooting rifle and have been on the rifle team ever since. I have a lot of fun and made great friends on the team, but I decided to change sports once again to something more athletic. I joined the Volleyball Club, and it’s really a lot of fun. A lot of my friends are on the team, so I look forward to practice. Next year I am planning on joining the XC team here. I run an hour every day, so I figure I might as well do it on the team here. Running has become a passion of mine and I look forward to running XC next year.

Moral of the story: The Academy has a lot to offer. Try out different sports every season until you find one you really like. Try something new. You can join any sport here; you don’t need to be really good at it. Make sure you’re doing a sport you enjoy so that practice is fun and something you look forward to.

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