Unformatted text preview: when one is younger. Also I wasn’t sure what sport was going to work out yet so his advice was momentous on my decisions. My mom also plays a role because she is a strong believer in diversity. Even though her side of the family is basketball players, she was pretty good at letting me decide for myself what I wanted to do. She insisted I diversify myself in athletics. At one point she even tried to convince me to try swimming. This topic I have picked has affected me personally because it has dictated the rest of my life. Baseball is the main reason why I am attending Saint Louis University. If it weren’t for the opportunities this sport has opened for me, I would probably be going to a Florida school with most of the seniors from my school. I am extremely grateful because it took a lot of luck, hard work and perseverance. I am really glad that it paid off the way it did....
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- Fall '08
- Rhetoric, Major League Baseball, St. Louis, Missouri