Student-Athlete / Pre-Professional Programs with Kearyn

Segment #6 from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point


Meet Kearyn, a health science pre-physical therapy major with a Spanish minor from Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. Kearyn has always loved swimming and science and embraces both as a student-athlete. UWSP is home to more than 600 student-athletes, 26 varsity sports, and numerous Division III national and conference championships. Kearyn is building leadership skills that help her in and out of the classroom. Kearyn, you’re up.

– Thanks for that introduction, Alex. When I was looking for the perfect college, I knew I wanted two things, a college with a strong science and swim program. I’ve been swimming since I was seven-years-old and by the time my senior year of high school came around, I knew I just wasn’t ready to give it up. By participating in varsity athletics at UWSP, I was able to form an immediate group of friends who have become my family. I am part of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee. My time on the committee has not only helped develop my leadership skills, but connected me with other student-athletes outside of my team while helping our students and Stevens Point Community. Pointers compete in one of the most competitive Division III conferences in the country. With an impressive number of conference championships and NCAA appearances, Pointer athletics provides experiences you won’t wanna miss. UWSP still makes sure to put the student in student-athlete. The Tutoring Learning Center on campus offers free, one-on-one, or group tutoring for any class. Our teams also host study tables where we set aside time to work on classwork as a team. Juggling my pre-professional program and athletics felt overwhelming at first, but UWSP’s faculty and coaches worked with me to align my schedule with practices, enabling me to be successful both academically and athletically. While this might be my last year as a student-athlete, I’m not finished with my academic career. I’m currently applying to graduate schools to become a physical therapist. My top program is UWSP’s new Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, which will be fully accredited this year. After four years, I just can’t get enough of this campus and community. That’s all for me, roll dogs, Alex.

– Thank you, Kearyn for sharing your amazing story. Now, all varsity athletic events are free for UWSP students, so make sure to wear your purple and gold proudly. Kearyn has juggled being an athlete and continuing her studies in one of many pre-professional programs here at UWSP. Good luck in graduate school, Kearyn. We’re rooting for you.

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