Hope Reynolds
Hope Reynolds
Year: Junior
Hometown: Exon, Pennsylvania
High School: Villa Maria Academy
Events: Backstroke/Individual Medley
Major: Exercise Science
Events: Backstroke, IM

MIAA First Team Honoree (2020)...MIAA Academic Honor Roll (2018, 2019)

Why did you choose to attend Hope College?
 Hope College offered me the best opportunity to further my education at the level I desired while allowing me to continue my swimming career. The women's swim team also feels like a family to me, making being away from home much easier.

If you have chosen a major, please explain how you plan to use it after graduation. I plan to attend PT graduate school after graduation in order to earn my DPT and I hope to be a physical therapist for wounded war veterans.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Hebrews 6:19 "Hope anchors the soul" because it has my name in it and the logo for Hope college is an anchor so I feel like I can connect to this verse and it reminds me to always have hope for the future. 

What is your favorite pre-game music? Dancing or country music ("I wanna dance with somebody" by Whitney Houston).

If you could play another sport, regardless of skill, what would it be and why? I would chose field hockey because my mom played field hockey in high school and college and it would be something that we could do together. I also really enjoy just running around and getting in a good workout.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Believe in myself even if it feels like no else does.