I chose William and Mary, because I liked what the College has to offer (great academic reputation and happy students) and because I was awarded a full academic scholarship. During my high school years, I have gotten to know the coaching staff at W&M, led by Coach Matt Crispino. Not only did they produce a strong swim program that yields individual time improvements across the board, but they have also established a positive team culture that is unparalleled by most other programs. I find that the cohesiveness and spirit of the team makes one feel a part of something bigger -- a part of The Tribe. The coaches were also incredibly supportive throughout the entire application process. I did not commit until late, as I was working on securing college funding. Instead of pushing me aside, they continued to work constructively with me until my final decision. In short, I am honored and delighted to be joining such a great college and swim program. Go Tribe!