Matt Henkel
Matt Henkel
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Traverse City, Michigan
High School: Traverse City Central
Major: Undeclared


Why did you choose Hope College? I chose Hope because of the excellent academic and athletic opportunities they provide. The ability to play college tennis at a great school with an outstanding campus and facilities was appealing to me. I also enjoy the benefits of a small school, such as developing a relationship with your professors and small class sizes. 

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? Bananas

What is your favorite movie and why? The Pursuit of Happiness. It is very inspiring and humbling, makes me grateful for everything I have. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? “Think you can, or think you can’t — either way, you’re right.” 

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Philippians 4:13, “I can do all things through Christ, who strengthens me.” It reminds me that anything can be achieved through faith.