Senior Profile: Kirsten Gibson

(Photo courtesy of Kirsten Gibson).

What is your major and minor? What other academic programs were you a part of?

Kinesiology major.

What organizations were you a part of at McDaniel? What positions did you hold?

Four year starter and senior captain on the women’s soccer team and member of the Kinesiology Club.

Did you enjoy your time at McDaniel? How?

I enjoyed how many close relationships I made with people and the small campus environment. Everyone is so friendly and here to help you succeed.

Who do you think was/is your best mentor?

Sandy Lagana because she pushed me out of my comfort zone on the field and in the classroom.

What is your best memory at McDaniel?

When my soccer team won the ECAC championship game in our home stadium.

What are some of the challenges you encountered and how did you overcome them?

Balancing a sport and academics was tough, but having a great group of friends and a coach to help push me helped to keep my grades up. Time management is very important when transitioning from high school to college.

What are your plans for after graduation?

Working as a personal trainer and sport nutritionist.

What would you tell yourself as a first-year at McDaniel?

Take it day-by-day through the harder times and know that I made it into this school for a reason and to take advantage of that opportunity.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with the McDaniel community?

Enjoy your time here because it will fly by. Surround yourself with people that make you a better person and push you to do better in life.