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Buccaneer Spotlight: Rachel Skoza

September 28, 2011 at 11:23 am

Rachel Skoza:  Junior, 2013

Skoza - Buc Spotlight


Sport:  Volleyball

Champaign, Illinois- University laboratory High School (Urbana)

Major: Environmental Geology

How did you find out about Beloit? Did you know a lot about Beloit when you first visited campus?

“My advisor in high school first suggested Beloit, and Colleges That Change Lives to help me become more informed before I visited campus.”

We are focusing a lot on Liberal Arts in Practice at Beloit; so as part of what you practice(d) name one aspect that you took away(will take) from being a Beloit student-athlete that you use in your everyday life.  

“Learning about my teammates and how to play with them has helped me in everyday life. Working with a team has taught me how to negotiate, communicate, and take advantage of individual strengths in a group setting when striving to accomplish a goal. Realizing your niche is an important ability.”

What (if any) accolades did you receive (Academically/Athletically) while being a student-athlete?
Midwest Academic All-Conference, Beloit’s Dean List

If you could name one class or professor (mentor) that really meant something to you while at Beloit, who or what would that be?
“Sue Swanson, Geology department. She is my advisor and has continued to excite me about my major and the opportunities I have in the future.”

Name one of the most rewarding experiences you took part in while at Beloit College?
“Competing in the NCAA tournament for volleyball with my ’09-’10 team was rewarding and made me proud to a student-athlete at Beloit.”

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? - Name a career goal/aspiration you strive for?
“5 years from now I would like to be working through USGS- United States Geologic Survey.”

“In ONE word I would sum up Beloit College as- Individualism