Being a Knight means being successful

NAME: Kolin Schulte 
CLASS YEAR: 2020
HOMETOWN: Anamosa 
MAJOR: Biochemistry

HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT WARTBURG: I have known about Wartburg for much of my life. I know many people from my community who have attended Wartburg and have known it to be a quality college.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE WARTBURG: In my college search I knew I wanted a school where I could get to know my classmates and professors well and where I could continue my athletic career. I felt that Wartburg was the right fit for me because of its commitment to excellence in both academics and athletics as well as its relatively close proximity to home.

WHAT ARE YOUR PLANS AFTER GRADUATION: My plans after graduation are to apply to medical school and become a doctor. I have not decided which type of doctor I would like to be as I am hoping to figure that decision out during clinicals.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE WARTBURG FOOTBALL MEMORY: My favorite Wartburg memory is winning the Americans Rivers Conference Championship last season against Dubuque. Ending the season on a winning streak and capping it off with a celebration on Dubuque’s field is something I will never forget.

HOW DO YOU BALANCE BEING A STUDENT AND AN ATHLETE: I balance being a student and an athlete with good time management. As all football meetings and practices are scheduled for me, I know that I must reserve remaining time available for homework and studying. I make sure that both football and school are a priority for me and I am giving good effort in both.

Kolin Schulte

HOW HAS PLAYING FOOTBALL ADDED TO YOUR WARTBURG EXPERIENCE: Playing football has added to my Wartburg experience by providing me a means to express myself in a way that I enjoy. Playing football has been challenging, but rewarding. I have learned valuable skills from being a part of a team, while gaining lifelong friendships. 

WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO ARE CONSIDERING PLAYING FOOTBALL IN COLLEGE: My advice for high school students who are considering playing football in college is that they should be highly motivated to excel. College sports are not easy as there are many good athletes that put in time and work. Succeeding in a sport makes the experience of athletics much more rewarding.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A KNIGHT: Being a Knight means being successful. I truly believe that in every discipline, Wartburg College succeeds. This raises the bar for every member of the college to reach. Being a Knight means that you are dedicated to success and is something that will never go away.