In Canada, where I’m from, university athletics are not as big as they are down here. So, for me, being able to attend a university in the States is huge. This is all kind of new to me. I didn’t know anything about HBCU’s before I got here. But, I honestly love it. It’s very exciting because there’s always something to do. People are very enthusiastic, and there’s definitely southern hospitality here. Everyone is very genuine and nice. And, I love the weather down here. I do not miss the cold at all.
I only go back home for Christmas and summer. But, last semester, my parents came down a lot to watch my soccer games, which was really nice. And, they surprised me by bringing my grandma. I miss my family a lot, so seeing them inspired me and kept me going.”
– Carlee, freshman special education major from Alberta, Canada