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Division III Week Student-Athlete Spotlight: In My Words by Andrew Biskupiak

Division III Week Student-Athlete Spotlight: In My Words by Andrew Biskupiak

WASHINGTON – Gallaudet University athletics is proud to participate in the second annual NCAA Division III Week (April 8-14) in an effort to celebrate the impact athletics and Bison student-athletes have on our campus and surrounding community. GU is joining nearly 450 Division III institutions and 43 conferences in this week’s celebration.

To help focus on the many student-athletes that represent Gallaudet athletics we will spotlight a different student-athlete each day this week. You will learn more about them as they express their feelings on what it is like to be a Division III student-athlete here at Gallaudet.

Freshman Andrew Biskupiak (Frederick, Md.) is a member of Gallaudet’s men’s volleyball team and prestigious honors program. He is a government and international studies major on track to graduate May 2016. His career goal is to become a Foreign Affairs Officer.

In My Own Words: Andrew Biskupiak

What is it like to be a student-athlete in college?
AB: In my eyes, being a student-athlete in college is such a wonderful experience! Nothing makes me more inspired and motivated more than playing for the college that I love. Representing Gallaudet is one of my favorite parts that come with being a student-athlete.

What is like to be a student at Gallaudet University?
AB: I could go on explaining what it is like to be a student at Gallaudet University forever but Gallaudet is the place where I can seek the excellent quality of education, absorb the culture, create lifelong memories with lifelong friends, be a part of its strong history, grow and become a better global citizen.

You are in the Gallaudet honors program. What have you learned from being in this program? Why did you want to be in the honors program?
AB: I wanted to be in the program because I wanted the scholarship and the best quality of education. At first, it was tough for me to get in this program because there was a process that I had to go through. I had to do some interviews and a summer discussion board in order to be selected into the program. When I got in the program, I was welcomed with the excellent quality of education that constantly challenges me. I have gained so much from the program and its challenges.


Division III Week Fact of the Day

Did you know Division III is the NCAA’s largest division with 40 percent of the total membership