Claire Newman ’16, a physical education major with a teacher concentration and a member of the honors college, is a dedicated student and member of the women’s soccer team. Claire followed in her two sisters footsteps, alums Caroline ’12 and Christin ’13 Newman, to CofC after graduating high school early in Greensboro, NC and joining the soccer team in the spring of 2012.
Off the soccer field, Claire is active in the CofC community. Going into her freshman year, Claire attended an Ultimate Training Camp held by Athletes in Action. She then became a member of Sports-Linc where she was mentored by AIA staff, allowing her to spread her message at CofC. Her freshman year she also took on a leadership role with the Student Athlete Advisory Commitee (SAAC), after attending the Southern Conference Leadership Institiute the summer entering her freshman year.
Upon graduation, Claire plans to go on to receive her masters in Kinesiology, concentrating on Motor Cognitive Neuroscience. Her dream is to one day make a difference in children’s lives by focusing on their motor development.
When asked about her favorite part about being on the soccer team here, Claire explains that the team is like a family and that “the friendships that have been formed go way beyond the soccer field.”
Author: Caroline Hubbell ’15