Involvement makes for better athletes (#GoNNUCrusaders)

Last Updated 20 March, 2015

Part of the reason we love our athletes so much at NNU is because they have the chance to be involved in other activities and events around campus, which allows them to be part of the larger NNU community. 

Current Brick House director and 2014 NNU grad, Davis Halle, is a great example of an NNU athlete who made sure to excel in his academics and partake in the greater campus community while still committing himself to his sport. 

Davis began playing golf when he was seven years old and contributed to NNU with his passion by playing golf for the Crusaders all four years he was a student. 

He had proud moments over the last few years, both individually and as a team. One of the personal successes Davis is most proud of is shooting an even par at the NNU home course for the Invitational Tournament. As part of the team, Davis is proud of their win of the divisional championships last year: “Senior year was busy, however taking home the division championship made it worth it.”

“Students should remember the first and foremost reason they are at NNU is to get an education. While sports are and can be very important, students need to remember to be present on and around campus. They are here to grow their knowledge, spiritual lives and have a future after graduation.”

Davis, who was also involved with intramural sports, clubs and student government, learned that in order to be involved with everything he wanted to do, he needed to manage his time well. “Time management is key for being able to balance sports, academics, and being involved. Sometimes you have to sacrifice social time in order to be able to get everything you need to get accomplished done, but being involved gives you the social interaction that you miss out on while you are on the course or studying.”

Athletics is an important part of the NNU experience, and NNU wants to foster the passion that athletes have for their sports in students’ education and social interactions as well. As Davis advises, “Students should remember the first and foremost reason they are at NNU is to get an education. While sports are and can be very important, students need to remember to be present on and around campus. They are here to grow their knowledge, spiritual lives and have a future after graduation.”

We love to see our athletes not only winning games and setting records, but also attending events and worshipping with the rest of campus. Being part of the community is what makes an NNU athlete.