Amazing student: Brooke Koblitz
_Department of Mathematics and Science Education (__B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. in mathematics education)_
It's a tricky balancing act to be both a full-time student and a student athlete, but Brooke Koblitz carries the challenge with ease.
Koblitz is a mathematics education student enrolled in a combined bachelor's/master's degree program. Sponsored by the Honors Program in conjunction with the Graduate School, students in the program typically come to UGA with credits for at least five courses through Advanced Placement or joint enrollment and begin their second-year studies in their first year.
Koblitz is also on an athletic scholarship with the cross-country and track teams and competes in distance events. She was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for spring 2013 and the UGA Director of Athletics Honor Roll for fall 2013. She has also been named to the Dean's List.
"Excelling both in my studies and on the track requires discipline, time management, dedication and a passion for both," says Koblitz. "I always put 110 percent effort into everything I do. If you try your hardest and stay focused, the outcome is usually exactly what you want it to be."
Between meets and coursework, Koblitz enjoys attending sporting events on campus — especially football — and spending time with her friends and teammates.
Koblitz and her brother, Bryan, who just enrolled at UGA, are following in their parents' footsteps as bulldogs. Dad, Alan, earned a B.B.A. in 1986, and mom, Sally, earned an A.B. in 1987.
After graduation, Koblitz says she hopes to stay in the South to teach high school mathematics and coach cross-country or track and field.