Athlete Testimonials

Learn firsthand how Team USA athletes have grown and developed through our country’s college sports system.

Lawrence Sapp Cincinnati // Para swimming

Why did you choose your college,  and what did you like most about being a student-athlete there?

"I chose UC because of how inclusive the campus was, and because they had a good swim team. Due to Covid-19, there weren't a lot of opportunities for me to train with the team. I trained on my own and with a private coach for most of the year."

What are you looking forward to as a student-athlete?

"I am looking forward to meeting and becoming friends with other athletes as well as competing against other colleges."

How did (or will) going to college prepare you for life?

"College will prepare me for life by giving me the skills that I need to be successful in my career."