This week I decided to do a post one of my new friends from Cumberland, Ezra Anderson. So I went and asked him if I could interview him for one of my blogs and he said yes! So I went to his work-study job and began to interview him about him and his three years at UC.
1. How I Met Ezra
I met Ezra within the first week of coming to the University of the Cumberlands. We were having lunch and we introduced ourselves. He had lunch with us and we found out that we would be teammates in track. From there, friendship was born!
2. Where are you from?
Ezra is from St Louis, Missouri.
3. Why did you Pick The University of the Cumberlands?
Originally he had planed to go to UCLA, but he snapped his leg and lost all his scholarships for sports. He had no job or any other options to go anywhere else, so he started applying for other colleges. For most of them, he was simply declined or put on the waiting list for that college. Somehow he heard about the University of the Cumberlands and applied here and was immediately accepted within a week’s time. UC had everything he needed and offered him the chance to go here, so for the past three years he has been attending UC and loving it the whole time.
4. What are you involved in?
Ezra is involved in many campus activities including a workstudy as the game room supervisor, running track/Field, attending Cornerstone church in Williamsburg, and Baptist Campus Ministries. During his free time he enjoys writing music, rapping, and is also involved in Mountaintop on campus. Pretty much if you come to Cumberland and you need anything, Ezra is the man to go to!
5. What is your favorite moment at UC?
His favorite time at UC was working with Appalachian ministries summer team and getting to work with the kids.
6. What is it like being an athlete in college?
He answered with “ It’s a lot harder than people think it is. Its not just ‘Oh, I’m a college athlete’, but you have to be mentally strong too not just physically strong.” Being a college athlete helps you build leadership skills and love for other people.