Sydney Asselin
Sydney Asselin
Year: Senior
Hometown: Holland, Michigan
High School: Holland Christian
Events: Freestyle
Major: Spanish
Minor: Exercise Science & Biochemistry
Events: Freestyle

MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)..MIAA 400 Free Relay Champ at 3:30.14 (2019)....CSCAA Scholar All-American (2018)

Why did you choose to attend Hope College?
 Every person I encountered on my visits, from random students to staff and faculty, made me feel so welcome on campus which made Hope feel like home before I even enrolled. I was promised academics that would make me a better person. While my major and minors have increased my intellect, my gen-eds have deepened my understanding of humanity. In other words, they have not disappointed! The attraction of doing it all (athletics, pre-PA, campus involvement, etc) ultimately pulled me in and I couldn't be happier with my choice.

What were your favorite subjects in high school? Physiology. And even though I wasn't a huge fan of the subject, AP Calc was one of my favorite classes.

If you have chosen a major, please explain how you plan to use it after graduation: I am currently planning on using Exercise Science to become a PA in a hospital.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you: Joshua 1:9 encourages me to step out in faith because God is there through the thick and thin of life.

What is your favorite memory from a community service project you’ve been involved at Hope? I served at the Lead the Way day with the female athletes and it was great to see all of the athletes coming together for the same purpose.

Where is your favorite place on campus? Dimnent Chapel

What is your favorite pre-game music? Work This Body by Walk the Moon

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be? Diving! I love how graceful and effortless they look in the air and I have always been envious of their abilities.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?  "Be you" is overrated because you overanalyze what that means for other people. The best advice I've ever received was to stop thinking about it and you'll find that you can be *authentically* you.