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Just the Beginning

by Nick Rush | Sep 07, 2016

Hey guys! As you can tell, my name is Nick Rush. I am a first-year student here at Manchester University. I am a Sports Management major, and I am considering minoring and/or getting a certificate in a couple of areas: Sales, Business, Entrepreneurship, and probably other areas that I’m not even sure I want to do yet. I’m also proud to say I represent MU as a baseball player. I’m not involved in anything on campus yet, but I definitely will be.

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(This is picture of me and my football coaches from my senior year in high school.)

Here’s a little bit more about me: I was born and raised a Hoosier in the Crossroads of America, the city where you get railroaded every 20 minutes, otherwise known as the city of Terre Haute. I grew up on the better side of town and went to Terre Haute North (south side still smells). I know the basics of drumming and I’m learning to play the guitar. For my high school, here’s everything I was involved in:

  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Intramural basketball
  • National Honor Society
  • DECA
  • Link Crew (a freshmen mentioning program)

Just a few highlights of my high school career:

  • I went to Orlando, Florida with DECA my junior year and competed at the International Conference
  • I placed first at Districts and placed fifth at the State Conference for DECA my senior year
  • I am a back-to-back State Runner Up for baseball
  • We won the conference championship, clinching an undefeated season in Conference play
  • I made All-Conference as a senior

I chose MU because I believe it is the best place for me to better my education in my area of study. It also offered me the chance to gain some experience in everything I wanted to do, which is all of the areas I mentioned earlier. Athletically, I felt the most comfortable with the players and the coaching staff at MU compared to all the other schools I visited. Now that I am here, I know I made the right choice. Yes, my city is a lot bigger than here, and yes, my school had a higher population of students than MU does. However, I wanted to make close relationships and I thought it would be harder to do that at a bigger college. Here, I could make hundreds of close relationships because the campus is only a five-minute walk across, which means I see the same people a few times a day. I’m a social, yet reserved man so this campus is perfect for me.

So throughout this year during my academic, social, and athletic experiences, I’ll be taking you along for a ride in my brain, which I guarantee some just said “Oh my, that is really scary.” Isn’t that right, Mom? Anyway, I’m actually really eager to do this because this is very new for me. I have never been a blogger or a journalist or a diary-holder. But hey, college is about trying new things, and that’s just what I am doing.

So why do I blog? Well, that is a good question. You should’ve seen the looks and heard the responses I received when I told others I’m a blogger. I’ll say now what I have told everyone else: I just want to experience something new. It also aids me in getting out of my comfort zone and that’s really what college is about, besides getting an education of course. But, it isn’t like I don’t have thoughts or advice, so why not put them to paper and let everyone know? I’ve been told I’m a quiet person, so here’s a way for people to get to know me and to voice my opinion.

Hopefully I sound interesting enough for you to come back and read every time I post. If you want to follow me personally, my Twitter will be posted below. I’d also love to have feedback or suggestions from you guys if you want to hear about anything specific from me! Remember, this is just the beginning of a long college career, and there will definitely be many more things to hear about. I look forward to hearing from you guys!

Twitter: @RickNush

Email: njrush2020@manchester.edu

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Nick Rush '20 is studying Sports Management and plans on minoring in another business area. He plays baseball for MU, and he plans on working in the sports industry after graduation.