Game Day Perspective

By Carolyn Foster

Office of Admission

As an alumna, 18 year staff member, and the holder of football season tickets for 16 years, I have a long history with the University of Richmond. I was fortunate enough to make the 9 hour ride to Chattanooga last Friday to attend the game. I don’t think I have ever been so impressed with the class act that is University of Richmond.

The students drove from various towns since they were already home on winter break. The staff, faculty, and parents came from all over to support our wonderful team and coaches. They didn’t disappoint any of us! From the first play to the last one, they made all Spiders proud. Their humility, pride and confidence showed both on the field and following the game.

We all descended on the team’s hotel and in the ballroom; we were one entity as we shared in the celebration with the team, coaches, and players’ parents. I wanted pictures taken with a few of the players and they were happy to accommodate my request!

These young men have sacrificed time, sleep and energy for their school. All while maintaining their class obligations. This is what is expected of them at the University of Richmond and these young men, as all of our athletes, have come into the university with intelligence and skills in the classroom as well as on the field. They can soar in academics, athletics, and in lives and careers after they leave here.

Our school is proud to prove that academics and athletics can go hand in hand. No matter where your interests lie, whether it’s football or one of a thousand other things, the University of Richmond will allow you to experience it here.

I’m proud to be a Spider!

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