Hey guys! My name is Garrett Collins and I am very excited to be a part of the Victory Scholars for 2018-19. I am from Asheville, NC, but I went to college at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. I graduated this year with a Bachelor’s Degree in Kinesiology. While at UNCG I helped my team win two regular season Southern Conference Championships as well as one SoCon Tournament Championship, which resulted in an NCAA Tournament bid. My time at UNCG was really amazing and I am really looking forward to sharing everything I learned with kids in Ireland.
I am very excited for this opportunity to not only experience a different culture, but give back to my community in Ireland. I have played basketball for about 19 years and love everything about it. Basketball has taught me many valuable lessons about hard work, discipline, teamwork, and life that will keep with me for the rest of my life. I will be attending Dundalk Institute of Technology in the fall to obtain a Higher Diploma in Business in Business and Marketing. I am incredibly excited to grow as a member of a community, a basketball player, and as a person on this journey as a Victory Scholar.