Posts Tagged ‘peaceandblessings’

Inspiration From a Hard Worker

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Lynne Andrew is known for being the hardest working woman on campus. She received her bachelor’s degree from Montana State University and her masters from Idaho State University. She has coached many places, and currently is the Associate Athletic Director at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado.

From my experience at Fort Lewis College since 2010, Lynne has been apart of everything in athletics. Every single sporting event, Lynne is there. As a student-athlete, she is available as an ear to listen and a mentor for knowledgeable advice. “Love what you do.” -The advice she gave in class this morning, I can tell she lives by those words.


Moving forward with my life, I will remember and utilize Lynne’s advice. She claims connections and networking is extremely important, as well as being a hard worker.Lynne Andrew’s coaching jobs were mostly obtained by her reputation of having strong work ethics from previous connections.  I try to keep good relations with people I have met in the sport/exercise world-hoping one day I will be remembered as a reliable and hard worker.

Taking time and doing the little things are very important in Lynne’s eyes. I agree, and can tell she does the little things from a personal level. She always says “hello,” and knows each of the 325 student-athletes. It is a good feeling when a high administrator knows you on a personal level and truly cares. There are many positive aspects of Lynne’s sports administrative career I took away from this morning, and I’m more than excited to experience the adventure my life will take me on.

Thanks Lynne Andrew!

Peace & Blessings,

Ab K

Bad Grades, Shmad Grades….

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

When you think of the term student-athletes traditionally, the student aspect comes first. Nowadays, the term has flip flopped, the athlete holds the term alive. Recently athletic directors have lowered the GPA requirements at certain schools for athletes to be eligible to play. Ultimately us bloggers (Al and Ab) believe that it does more harm than good.

Good (or reasons the lowered GPA requirements is acceptable): It keeps some kids off the streets and on the courts/fields that typically wouldn’t meet the previous requirements.

Bad (or reasons the lowered GPA requirements is unfavorable): Work ethic and internal motivation to achieve in the classroom is lost. Laziness and being able to just get by becomes the new norm. NCAA requires a minimum GPA in college so if those student-athletes expect to play at a higher division, high school would not be preparing them effectively if they lower the GPA.

All in all, lowering the GPA for high school student athletes ultimately hurts them in the long run. Keeping the GPA where its at and providing study hall and tutoring options for the student-athletes would be a beneficial way to provide outlets for the struggling scholars.

Here is a funny video on the topic.


“You do that homework assignment, Can I see it?”

Peace and Blessings,

Al & Ab