Motivation – GAC shout out!!!!

Publicerat: 14/09/2011 i Uncategorized

Why Choose Division III?

It is not about getting a scholarship, getting drafted, or making SportsCenter. It is a deep need in us that comes from the heart. We need to practice, to play, to lift, to hustle, and to sweat. We do it all for our teammates and for the student in Math class we do not even know.

We don’t practice with a future major league first baseman; we practice with a future sports agent. We don’t lift weights with a future Olympic wrestler; we lift with a future doctor. We don’t run with a future Wimbledon champion; we run with a future CEO.

It’s a bigger part of us than our family and friends can understand. Sometimes we play for 2,000 fans – sometimes for 25. But we still play hard. You cheer for us because you know us. You know more than just our names. Like all of you, we are students first. We don’t sign autographs. But we do sign graduate school applications, MCAT exams, and student body petitions.
When we miss a kick or strike out, we don’t let down an entire state – we only let down our teammates, coaches, and fans. But the hurt is still the same.

We train hard, lift, throw, run, tackle, shoot, dribble, and lift some more – and in the morning we go to class. And in class we are nothing more than students.
It is about pride – in our school, in our sport, and in ourselves. It is about love and passion for the game. And when it’s over, when we walk off the court, the field, the track for the last time – our hearts will crumble.

Those tears are real. But deep down inside, we are very proud of ourselves. We will forever be what few can claim:

College Athletes

I will always be a proud Alumni of Gustavus Adolphus College, and I will always support the Golden Gusties!!!

Good luck in 2011/2012!!!!






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