Olivia '24

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Major: Business Management
Minor: Music Industry Studies

Describe your Syracuse experience in a couple of sentences.
An incredibly rewarding experience. By no degree has it been easy, but I have learned so much in my time here, as well as meeting people I will know for the rest of my lifetime.

How has being a student-athlete prepared you for your future after Syracuse?
It has allowed me to have incredible time management skills, as well as giving me a competitive edge that I will use to put my best foot forward in every situation I’m in. I'm better at dealing with failure, as well as more adaptable to adversity.

What are your plans after graduation?
I plan to work in the music industry in talent management as well as A&R for recording artists. I would eventually like to go to grad school and get a master's to become a business executive.

How has your involvement with athletics at Syracuse impacted you?
It has impacted me in every way possible. I have friends who will last a lifetime, as well as a community that understands both my struggles and hardships and celebrates my successes with me.

Why did you choose to attend and compete for Syracuse?
Because of the culture of the program, as well as the academics it provided. I am far away from home across the country to go to Syracuse, but it never feels like I’m far away from home when I’m there. It is truly a second home with a second family.

What makes your team so special?
I would say something that makes our team so special is our ability to create a culture that all our athletes want to be a part of. When you have a team of people completely committed to a single goal, a lot is possible. Between our coaching staff and the girls, we have improved every year to reach those goals.

With the recent opening of the Lally Athletics Complex Entranceway and construction beginning on the One Team Olympic Sports Center – how have/will these facilities help your team and your student-athlete experience? What are you most excited for?
I’m most excited about the contributions to the training facilities in the coming years. But overall the beginning of this process has added professionalism to our complex and makes us more competitive with our ACC peers.

Are you the recipient of any scholarships?
I received the Academic Incentive Award this year, as well as being on athletic grant for the past three years. I also have a yearly academic scholarship.

What has been your favorite Syracuse experience so far?
Probably being a student-athlete, and being able to compete for something bigger than myself. When you get to step out on a stage and give all you have to a group of people who consistently support you, you’re able to accomplish a lot, and that experience takes all.

How has donor, alumni and fan support impacted your time at Syracuse?
To have donor and alumni support impacts a lot. When you are financially supported you are able to elevate yourself at faster rates, which is a huge privilege. After graduation, alumni connections bring you places, and open doors in a way that other things can’t compete with.

Why do you think giving is important?
It’s important because there is no equivalent act to giving. When you give to a program or a group of people you believe in, you’re putting yourself under an umbrella of trust, and those same people you give to are able to believe in themselves as a result.

What does it mean to you to be Forever Orange?
It means always having in mind the place that gave you so much during such developmental years of your life. It means pride, ownership and support to the community that brought you opportunity, relationships and a whole lot of fun.

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