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You've been acknowledged for your resilience as an athlete- do you have that same tenacity academically? Where does your motivation come from?
(CM): Yes. I think my motivation comes from wanting to earn myself a career after college. I really aspire to be a sports broadcaster. I think that would be fun because I've always been involved with sports. It's been one of my passions. I don't want to slip during college and miss out on an opportunity that can get me ahead and prepare me to get a job. I've definitely been a lot more motivated in school and just working towards my goals like everyone else.
Have you felt any pressure as a college athlete since you became a McDonald's All-American in high school?
(CM): Yes, you're always going to have that title of being a
McDonald's All-American. There's always some pressure to do well and
rise above the others, but at the same time, that was high school.
Everybody is good in college. It's just a different type of play at a
different level. I felt the pressure freshman year coming into it, but
now it just goes away. There are people who are going to do well whether
they were a McDonald's All-American or not. It's about the work you put
into it. As for me, I don't feel the pressure anymore.