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Student-Athlete Profile: Erin McDuffie '13

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Why did you decide to come to Carleton?

I decided to come to Carleton because it was the best fit for my athletic and academic aspirations. At Carleton I am able to participate as a member of a competitive and devoted swim team while still receiving the quality education that Carleton in known for.

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

College swimming at Carleton is all about the team. During high school, swimming was much more of an individual sport, while here at Carleton the team is my family away from home.

What are you most looking forward to next season?

Working hard and swimming fast with my friends for my senior year.

What do you enjoy most about your sport?

Swimming is a sport that pushes you to be your best every single day. It provides physical and mental challenges but also provides a time outside of schoolwork where I can spend with my friends.   

What else are you involved in?

I am a Chemistry major and involve myself with departmental activities, am the Safety Officer of the Cycling Club during the off season, the Treasurer of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, work as a lifeguard, team manager, am an organic chemistry tutor, and enjoy playing IM Frisbee in the spring.

What are some of your team's traditions?

It is tradition every fall to have captain’s practices; in which there are many team-bonding activities to get to know each other a reunite before the season officially begins. The Women’s team itself has many traditions in the winter such as team movie and game nights and the annual women’s team talent show.

What is your favorite thing about Carleton?

The swim team!!