Though the baseball player felt disheartened with his grades, he was far from hopeless. With help from his professor Jason Jimerson, Ph.D., the two created a personalized schedule to help Quenton pass his first semester. Then they worked on a four-year plan that would allow flexibility with his baseball schedule and the ability to fulfill his requirements as a sociology major.
Over the next few semesters, Quenton refined his time management skills, a strength that came in handy as the Franklin College men’s baseball team travelled to regionals during a particularly busy time of the school year.
“My sophomore year and junior year we went to regionals for baseball, hosted in other states. This was conflicting with second semester finals schedules. So, we would go down there, play, and try to get to the next tournament, but we also had to take finals down there. It was just hard being able to be on a plane, all your buddies are on the plane with you, and we knew we were going to have a good time being able to play. I had to know that I had an amount of time set to the side to do the work, then I could have all the fun I want.” – Wellington
The life of a student athlete takes time, dedication and a lot of hard work, but you won’t do it alone. Franklin College faculty will be your cheerleaders so you can succeed on and off the field. At Franklin College, we reach our goals faster when we work together.