April 29, 2013
For several FAU student-athletes, their time on campus as students will end this week, as graduation ceremonies take place. It's a day that seemed so far away when they arrived on campus, but now they wonder where the time went. It's now time for them to move on.
Many of them have been successful on the field, but not wildly so. It hasn't always been easy, as they have struggled to balance the demands of being both a full-time college student and a Division I athlete.
For many of them, it has been a roller coaster with its fair share of ups and downs, but they have now achieved their primary goal: to receive their college degree. I'm sure many of them can't believe how quickly the time has passed.
It's often (truthfully) said college is the best four years of your life, but the experience is usually over before you realize it. Of the athletes I work with directly, Greg Gantt, Andre Mattison, Jordan McCoy and Cintia Nightingale are among those who will officially become FAU alumni this week.
I enjoyed working with all of them and they will be missed as they move to represent FAU in their chosen professional endeavors. Good luck to all you!!