Being a student in college you have to really be mindful of how you eat and when to get your physical activity in. Sometimes you don’t have the time to make food, eat healthy or even make time to go to the gym to work out.
For me, with lacrosse, we are expected to work out every day even if we don’t have practice. We have weight training three times a week in Iler Hall, which is the athletes’ weight-training facility, but there is also the rec center to get in extra work.
All student-athletes here are required to do weight training and practice on and off season.
If you don’t play a sport, the rec center has so many options to make working out fun!
There are also trails around where you can bike and run, like the High Bridge Trail, or even around campus.
All in all, Longwood is a great place to focus on academics while having a good balance with bettering yourself in a healthy way!
Averee Gerold carries a big stick—but not all the time. She’s a lacrosse player. Her success in the sport in high school led to her being recruited for Longwood’s Division I lacrosse team.
Averee is a graduate of Ashley High School, where her favorite classes were nursing fundamentals and art. She was also involved in EC Buddies, Wings club and Fellowship of Christian Athletes there.
A kinesiology major, Averee will no doubt be able to bring her experience recovering from an ACL injury this summer into her future career. She also loves new experiences, so she’s in her element as a freshman at Longwood doing things she’s never done before. Although she could get some tips about what to expect from her first cousin and her cousin’s husband, who both graduated from Longwood in 2009.
Here are some random interesting facts from Averee about herself:
My favorite ice cream is mint chocolate chip.
I love going to the beach with family and friends.