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Student-Athlete Profile: Gabbi Stienstra '16

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Why did you choose Carleton?

It is a great school, with an awesome reputation and alumni network! When I toured and spent the night I met a lot of great people, and decided that it was the place for me! Everyone is so excited to be here, and everyone is working hard together. Carleton is the perfect place for me to spend four years of my life, when I am trying to figure out what I want!

What have been some of the differences between college and high school sports?

You spend a lot more time with your teammates, and you see them a lot more outside of practice! You compete at a higher level, and more is demanded of you.

How do you balance academics, sports, and other activities?

Studying during the day, and sleeping a lot at night!

What is a regular day like for you during your season?

Wake up, go to breakfast, go to classes and do some homework, lunch, go to either lifting or conditioning, go to practice, go to dinner with the team- hit the library, hang out with friends and go to bed!

What are some of your team's traditions?

We have a song we sing after ever game we win!

What are some of your favorite moments from playing basketball at Carleton?

The memories I've made with my teammates!

What is your favorite thing about Carleton?

The freedom they allow you to have!

What would you say to a high school student-athlete considering Carleton?

Come here!