Travel is student athlete’s passion

April 18, 2011

While living with her host mom in Spain, senior Lindsay Wilson learned that it is certainly possible to become close friends with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you do.

“It was tough in the beginning. I didn’t speak very good Spanish and she didn’t speak any English. But, by the end I was making dinner for her,” she said.

During spring semester 2010, Wilson studied abroad in Granada and from there traveled to Paris, Scotland, London and Rome.

“Traveling has always been a part of my family,” she said, “I would love to go to South America where my brother is in the Peace Corps in Guatemala for two years.”

Wilson is an all-year athlete on campus, participating in cross country, outdoor and indoor track. She runs almost every day, on average seven to 15 miles.

She is also one of only three students to be named to McDaniel’s newly established Green and Gold Honor Roll.  Through a joint initiative of the Athletics Department and President’s Office, McDaniel established the Green and Gold Honor Roll.

To be named to the newly formed Honor Roll, a student-athlete must be named to the Dean’s List in the same semester in which he or she has also been named to an athletic honor of All-Centennial Conference or higher.

Wilson received this distinction for earning second-team All-CC and All-Mid East Region honors on the course and Highest Honors in the classroom.

Despite a scholarship to Loyola University, Wilson transferred to McDaniel after freshman year for the “small community, with advisors and teachers who will give me their (phone) number and are so friendly.”

She will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Art History, and was recently accepted to the University Maryland Library Science graduate program with a concentration in Archiving, a program she chose for its practical application in the job market.

Among her hobbies are reading – she just finished “The Help” and “Water for Elephants” – and Disney movies. She’s eager to see the newly released “Rio. “

Wilson is extremely close with her family, who live in Catonsville, Md. She talks with them every day and goes home often – and they attend as many of her track meets as possible.