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Name: Madeleine Muller-Hughes

What college did you attend? UNCW

What sport did you compete in? Tennis

What degree did you graduate with? Exercise Science

List your top 3 highlights of your time in the US?
Making lifetime friends Exploring a different culture and traveling to over 8 states.

Describe a typical day in your life as a student/athlete:
I would wake up between 7 and 8 and go to my classes; I would normally be in class for a 1-3 hours a day and finish up by around 12. I would then eat lunch on campus with friends/teammates and then make my way to the tennis facility. I would train from around 1 to 3/4 and then head home. I would spent a couple hours either studying or relaxing and then go to dinner on campus. After dinner it’s time to wind down and prep for tomorrow!

What is one piece of advice you would give to high school students considering the US College pathway?
This experience will make you grow and push you out of your comfort zone; sometimes it can feel challenging but this is a once in a lifetime experience and every challenge I have faced here has been worth all of the memories and friendships I have made.

What are you up to now?
I will be continuing my studies at UNCW for one more year. I will be graduating with a masters In Gerontology in May 2022! I will also spend this extra year competing on the tennis team using my 5th year of eligibility.