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Buccaneer Spotlight - McKenzie Falker

January 9, 2012 at 10:24 am

McKenzie Falker

McKenzie Falker: Senior, 2012

Sport(s): Volleyball, Softball

Herrin, Illinois – Herrin High School

Major:  Molecular, Integrative & Cellular Biology

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

“Coach Redd had contacted me about Volleyball, prior to that I knew nothing about Beloit.”

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.

“Perseverance- to keep striving for a goal despite numerous setbacks. My first two years here we lost to St. Norbert in the MWC (Midwest Conference) tournament championship game. Last year we beat them in the championship game!”

What (if any) accolades did you receive (Academically/Athletically) while being a student-athlete? 

“All-Conference Academic and Dean’s 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?

“I would to say Dr. Katie Johnson of the Biology Department. She pushes me out of my comfort zone, and irritates me just enough to motivate me.”

Name one of the most rewarding experiences you took part in while at Beloit College?

“2010 Volleyball NCAA qualifiers- 3 years of frustration, disappointment, and hard work finally paid off.”

Where do you see yourself 5 years from now? - Name a career goal/aspiration you strive for.

“Graduating Medical School.”

“In ONE word I would sum up Beloit College as – Unique.”