November 7, 2016

Buckeye Spotlight – Lauren Sherry


Nov. 7, 2016

Lauren Sherry, a Strategic Communications major from Orlando, Fla., is in her third year with the women’s lacrosse team, playing in 16 games with eight starts entering her junior season. She has nine goals in her career, including 3-of-4 on free-position attempts. This past spring she took part in the Bucks Go Pro program, an eight-week summer internship program funded by the Athletics Department for student-athletes. Sherry interned with the athletics IT department.

What was your favorite part of Bucks Go Pro?
Establishing closer relationships with people in the athletics department and gaining a stronger perspective on life after sports.

What is the best piece of advice you received from BGP?
Building a personal brand for yourself is one of the most important things you can do to stand out in front of future employers.

Which site visit did you enjoy the most?
Worthington Industries because I was able to learn about a multi-billion dollar company right here in Columbus.

What was your group project, and what was your role in it?
My group project was planning the first annual Scarlet and Grammys, and I was in charge of catering and helping find an emcee for the event.

How did you decide to come to OSU?
I loved the big campus feel and all of the traditions that OSU embodies.

How long have you been doing your sport?
I began playing my freshman year of high school.

Do you have any pre-game/match superstitions or rituals?
Before every game my team sings the Buckeye Battle Cry.

What is your favorite part about your sport?
The competitive edge and the fact that it is the fastest growing sport in America.

What is the hardest thing about your sport?
Keeping up with all of the new rule changes, like the shot clock that is being implemented this upcoming season.

How do you balance athletics and academics?
By planning ahead and setting aside time for academics outside of the classroom, usually with pre-set tutors that I cannot miss.

Why did you choose your major?
I chose Communications because it encompasses such a wide range of job opportunities, and I decided to minor in Business and Spanish to gain further knowledge on what I would like to do, because truthfully my dream job changes every other week.

What is your favorite study spot on campus?
The Younkin.

What is your favorite class you have taken here so far?
Crisis Communications with Lanier Holt, an amazing professor and such a relevant course in today’s society.

What is a fun fact about you that not many people know about?
I helped set the world record for the largest group of people chewing gum in one room.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Tater tots easily.

Who do you most admire and why?
I admire Gene Smith for all that he does in the athletics department behind the scenes.

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