Athletes Juggle Travel and School |

Time management is crucial for the success of any student athlete. Balancing classes, homework, practices, games and lifts all while trying to get a healthy amount of sleep is no easy task. Athletes sacrifice their weekends when they have to travel to their opponents’ home fields for matches, which can be as far away as a three hour plane ride. Especially when the midterms are in full swing, traveling for games and missing classes forces the athletes to plan accordingly and cram in their study hours on airplanes and buses.

The weekend of Oct. 13, the NYU women’s and men’s soccer teams traveled to both Atlanta and Rochester over the course of three days, facing back-to-back games.

“Being a student-athlete poses a real challenge to us as we spend four days on the road during a hectic academic period,” CAS junior Daly Tucknott said. “However, I ensure that I plan ahead and stick to the schedule that I give myself.”

In order to help athletes handle their busy schedules, the Academic Affairs Office provides a multitude of resources, including a planner that is designed specifically for NYU student athletes. The planner includes the dates and times of all sporting events and reminds athletes of ways to contact the AAO if they are struggling with their school work. However, even with a strict and detailed study schedule, handling the stress of classes requires the support of teammates.

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