By: Kristan Bravo, SOC/BA'18
WASHINGTON- The American University Field Hockey players had a special opportunity to invite professors who have positively impacted their lives as student-athletes to watch them play on Oct. 1 against Longwood. In partnership with AU Athletics marketing, the Student-Athlete Support Program (SASP) featured the Very Important Professors (VIP) game to increase the student/professor bond outside of the classroom.
The team put on a show for their professors with a thrilling 3-2 victory in overtime. Professor Scott Talan from AU’s School of Communication was invited to the game by junior goal keeper Maura Jacobs.
“Maura nominated me and I’m honored she did,” said Talon.
Talon had the opportunity to watch Jacobs make five saves during the game, two in the final minutes that proved to be critical in AU’s victory over Longwood.
“I can’t believe the gals stamina to keep it up on this enormous field,” said Carberry. “The gals did a great job. I appreciate them bringing me here and I enjoyed it tremendously.”
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AU student-athletes will continue to connect with professors at their games throughout the year. AU Men’s Soccer will have their VIP game on Wednesday, October 4 at 3PM, followed by AU Swim and Dive on Friday, Oct. 6 at 4pm.