PENN ENGINEERING SCHOLAR-ATHLETES: FROM KICKS TO KINEMATICS

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1. Not for the Faint of Heart

1.1. “Being a student athlete is not for the faint of heart,”“Being a student athlete is not for the faint of heart” .

1.2. Schultz says finding that balance was challenging at first.

1.3. As coachesWe really believe you can pursue excellence in both.

2. Eric Schultz: Power Sprint to Success

2.1. Penn swim team co-captain and a junior in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.

2.2. Schultz currently holds three Penn swim team record times for the 50-yard, 100-yard and 200-yard freestyle races.

2.3. Favorite class so far, Fluid Mechanics, covers relevant equations for fluids at rest and in motion, buoyancy, friction and energy.

3. Following Her Father’s Footsteps

3.1. Along with her love of sports, Mr. Higa, having studied engineering in college, encouraged her to do the same.

3.2. She describes herself on her resume as “aspiring toward a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics.”

4. Erica Higa: At Home on the Field

4.1. Erica Higa, a central midfielder for the Quaker women’s soccer squad.

4.2. Her home is where her team is.

4.3. For Higa, what remains constant and familiar are the 60 x 100 yards that comprise a soccer field-turf.

5. A Force on the Pitch

5.1. Higa’s “technical ability and understanding of the game was clearly of a higher level than anyone else on the field”.

5.2. Higa played for Mountain View Los Altos (MVLA), a member club of the Elite Clubs National League (ECNL), helped both teams to championships.

5.3. Her unweighted GPA was 4.0, with AP courses in Calculus, Physics and Japanese. She received the Scholar Athlete Award in 2011 and 2013.

6. Determination and Drive

6.1. During his senior year, Schultz also hopes to take a course in the Music department to refresh his skills.

6.2. Given his determination, drive and engineering competence, it’s easy to envision future successes for Schultz far beyond the warm, bright realm of a natatorium.