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Spotlight on Student Experiences

Excelling as a community of learners

by Matt Reeder

Track & Field sprinter Maya Reynolds was one of the 104 Dalhousie student-athletes recognized as an Academic All-Canadian this year by U SPORTS. The title is awarded to student athletes who achieve a GPA of 3.5 or higher during the academic year.

Maya’s success at Dal culminated last spring when she won bronze in the 60-metre dash at nationals. “Throughout my entire track career, the 60-metre is what I’ve focused on the most, so to see it come together at the right time was awesome,” she says.

Her academic interests have been shaped by her co-op terms. In her second year, Maya got a taste of startup culture. “I really like startups and the idea of starting something on my own,” she says.

Maintaining a healthy balance between her studies and sport has been easier with like-minded peers around. “It makes it really easy to balance school and track when you are doing it with other people,” she acknowledges. “And even though it is an individual sport, I would say the best part of being in track are the friends that I’ve made.”

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