October 15th has always been one of my favorite days of the year. This date marked the start of practice for our college basketball team. While some may dread this day, I always welcomed it with open arms, and mentally prepared myself for the next few months. As a skinny, anxious, overwhelmed freshman in college, I remember sitting in the locker room before practice listening to the seniors talk. This happened frequently, but what they were saying on this day really stuck with me for the rest of my college experience. They talked about how fast 4 seasons had gone, and that they couldn’t believe it was over already. To me at the time it was just talk, but now looking back, I can’t believe where the time went either.
College basketball was truly the best part of my life. I was blessed to meet friends that will be by my side for the rest of my life, learned lessons, battled through adversity, and most importantly, grow as a person. So if I could give one piece of advice to college athletes all over the world, it is to enjoy the present, and don’t take a single day for granted.
With that being said,
I would like to wish all of Drew University Men’s basketball good luck with the first day of practice, as well as the upcoming season. Work hard, and get better every day. I can’t wait to see what you guys accomplish this year.