In February, four Chestnut Hill College student-athletes were chosen to take part in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference's (CACC) new series, "Inspiring Courses." Designed to put a direct spotlight on the academic side of being a student-athlete, the CACC series focused on students from each of the member schools talking about the classes and professors who most inspired them throughout their collegiate career.
Balancing athletic competition and classwork is not always easy and sometimes a student-athlete needs that one class, that one professor, to capture their attention, stir their passion and inspire them to reach new levels of achievement. The four students involved in the series were Brianna Ferrell '19, a member of the women's soccer team and biology major, Zigmund Fisher '20, member of the track and field and cross country teams and dual history and secondary education major, Erica McLaughlin '18, women's lacrosse player and psychology major, and Shawn Mayer '20, member of the men's golf team and business administration and management major.
The four students spoke proudly and passionately about their favorite classes and professors. Read their statements below.