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Student-athletes manage their precious time
There are 24 hours in each day. Subtract four of those hours for class. Five for track practice and lifting. One for treatment. Two hours for mandatory study hall. Three for eating, and eight hours for standard things, such as sleeping, and you get a student-athlete's daily schedule. Oh, and one whole hour for the athlete to experience college on their own time.
Track athlete Bre Beemer welcomes the challenge each day presents. “Balancing that being an athlete is hard but it’s also something that is our gift and doing something great with what we have…and time management shouldn’t stop us.”
And it doesn't stop them. Student-athletes are used to being pressed for time. Most of them have managed sports and school for nearly ten years. It is the extra academic demands in college that take away even more of their time, and adds new challenges. That's where Herbst Academic Center comes in to offer the busy buffs academic advising, tutors and learning specialists.
Erin Cunningham, academic advisor for track and field athletes, stresses the importance of taking care of the athletes who represent the University of Colorado. "Our approach in the Herbst Academi Center is that since we’re asking these students to represent us and the university as well as miss some classes, we provide the academic resources for all of our student-athletes to be successful whether they’re needing a lot of academic support or are one of the top achievers in the classroom.” Time may not slow down, but with the help of Herbst Academic Center, student-athletes on campus can manage all of their responsibilities. Thank goodness for 24 hours and a little academic support.