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A record of excellence

December 21, 2011

As a student-athlete, Anna Freeman worked hard to balance a full class load and maintain her history of success on the basketball court. An elementary education major, Anna learned best practices in education from top faculty in the state while also earning accolades from the press for her athletic prowess.

Managing her coursework, a full practice schedule and a successful basketball career isn’t easy, but Anna not only embraced the challenge, she appreciates it. "Appalachian has allowed me to pursue my dream to play basketball while also helping me meet my goal of academic excellence," she said.