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Pursuing victory without settling

November 3, 2015

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When Lexi Fesenbek from Olympia, Washington was searching for a college to attend, she was pleased to find she didn’t have to sacrifice strong academics in order to pursue her dream of playing collegiate soccer. A senior mechanical engineering major, Lexi has had the opportunity to study in NNU’s fast-growing engineering program which recently became ABET accredited—an international measure of high quality and graduate preparedness.

Lexi’s coach is one of her biggest supporters in the classroom, encouraging her to pursue victory academically, not just on the field where she tied the single season Crusader women’s record in assists her junior year.

“NNU is known for having overall the highest GPA in the GNAC."
“NNU is known for having overall the highest GPA in the GNAC [Great Northwest Athletic Conference] which I think is really important because we’re coming to school for school not to play soccer,” Lexi says, “but playing soccer has helped me pay for an NNU education.”

Playing soccer also provided a place of belonging for Lexi, something she is extremely proud of about her team. “When I came to college I didn’t know anybody else here, so it was nice to have an automatic group of friends, and then your coach is just an extra mentor.”

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