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Aug. 29, 2006

As a Big Ten student-athlete, what were some of the life lessons you learned throughout your collegiate career?
“I have to say time management because in the culture where I’m from, any time is time to relax! It was so important to know when to organize for myself, study time and practice, as well as knowing when I could socialize or relax.”

Talk about the demands of balancing schoolwork with being a Big Ten student-athlete…
“It basically boils down to time management again. You have to set aside time. I think the support system we have at Ohio State is really good because they help you figure out where you’re at and what you need to do. The support is a big, big part of the athletic department for the student-athletes because you know there are people who genuinely care about you. When you know someone cares about how you are doing in class, it makes you want to work harder.”

Complete Q & A on bigten.com