Feature Friday: Andrew Ulland
It's time for another Feature Friday! As a follow-up to last week's post, this week I'm highlighting Megan's husband, Andrew Ulland! Andrew is a former Football player at Carleton College. Andrew was a Captain of the football team, as well as Vice President of the Academic Quiz Team! Before entering college, Andrew was a National Merit Scholar, and graduated from Carleton Cum Laude. Andrew went on to earn a MBA from Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and is now an Equity Investor. Here are some nuggets of what he got out of his collegiate athletic experience!
GamePlan: If you could sum up your college athletic experience in one word, what would it be? Andrew: Awesome.
GamePlan: What is a lesson you learned while playing college athletics?
Andrew: Athletics forced me to learn better discipline.
GamePlan: What is one of the hardest moments you had to get through while playing college sports?
Andrew: Very little playing time first couple of years.
GamePlan: What is your favorite memory from playing college sports?
Andrew: The camaraderie - the every day fun and support that came with being part of a close-knit team.
GamePlan: What advice do you have for student-athletes who are trying to play at the collegiate level?
Andrew: Find the right fit for you - school, sport, team, coach, etc.
GamePlan: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything? If so, what would you do differently?
Andrew: I would spend more time in the weight room!
GamePlan: What are you up to now?
Andrew: Married a fellow student athlete, two kids. I’m an equity investor.
GamePlan: What role did athletics play in helping you get to where you are now?
Andrew: Confidence, leadership, ability to handle adversity.
GamePlan: 100% agree!
Thank you, Andrew! He is a great example of how athletics played a role in what he's accomplished in life. Developing confidence and leadership, creating discipline and time management skills, as well as responding to adverse situations are all important keys to being a successful athlete and leading a successful life. Tune in next week, and if you are a former college athlete who would like to be featured, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Cheers!