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Basketball Life

By Erica Abbott

What is daily life like for a student athlete?  It’s not just about the athletes having to practice for every single one of their upcoming games, getting themselves ready for the game just a couple hours beforehand, and play their hardest. No. It’s much more—they have to juggle their studies and strike a balance between the sport they love and the education they’re attaining.

Megan Decker has been playing basketball since she was a kid, motivated by family members who had previously played. She is now a forward for the Cabrini Women’s basketball team and also juggles her time between being a double major and among her friends and family. It’s not always easy being a student athlete but Decker pushes through and has high hopes for the future.