The bi-weekly #WhyWheaton series aims to document many student-athletes' stories to share why they have chosen to attend Wheaton.

#WhyWheaton: Bay Gammans '18 (November 18, 2015)

Episode Five: Sophomore women's cross country runner Bay Gammans talks about her time at Wheaton, why she chose it and her experiences so far... WATCH.




#WhyWheaton: Kevin Gil '16 (November 4, 2015)

Episode Four: Senior men's soccer player Kevin Gil talks about his time at Wheaton, why he chose it and his experiences so far ... WATCH.

#WhyWheaton: Olivia Wilson '17 (October 21, 2015)

Episode Three: Junior volleyball player Olivia Wilson talks about her time at Wheaton, why she chose it and her experiences so far... WATCH.




#WhyWheaton: Josh Alabre '18 (October 7, 2015)

Episode Two: Sophomore men's cross country runner Josh Alabre talks about his time at Wheaton, why he chose it and his experiences so far ... WATCH.


#WhyWheaton: Julia Cipriano '16 (September 23, 2015)

Episode One: Senior women's soccer player Julia Cipriano talks about her time at Wheaton, why she chose it and her experiences so far... WATCH.




#WhyWheaton: Laurenmaria "Nell" Smith '11 (August 10, 2015)

After a near five-year hiatus from the sport, Laurenmaria “Nell” Smith ’11 has finally put her track spikes back on, and she hasn’t lost a step... READ MORE.


#WhyWheaton: Deirdre Wilson '16 (June 29, 2015)

Wheaton College's women's volleyball outside hitter/setter,Deirdre Wilson '16, spent her spring semester very far from Wheaton's remote campus in Norton, Mass. and even further from her hometown of Aptos, Calif. To be exact, she was 3311 miles from Wheaton.... READ MORE.




#WhyWheaton: Wheaton Fellowships (June 12, 2015)

Throughout the summer, the Wheaton Athletics Sports Information Department will be track our student-athletes experiences in their Wheaton Fellowships... READ MORE.



#WhyWheaton: Mike Gibbons '15 (March 27, 2015)

For Mike Gibbons '15, spring means baseball. But this year is different, in a major way. The right-handed pitcher is practicing at Port St. Lucie, Florida, as a new member of the New York Mets organization... READ MORE.




#WhyWheaton: Taylor Matook (November 20, 2014)

When Taylor Matook '16 decided to commit to Wheaton, she knew she would be playing volleyball at a top-notch liberal arts school in New England, but what she didn't know was that she would be going on the trip of a lifetime... READ MORE.


#WhyWheaton: Kenzie Kuhn '15 (November 17, 2014)

Senior McKenzie "Kenzie" Kuhn, an environmental science major, jumps at opportunities to learn outside the classroom. This summer doing so landed her in Siberia, Russia... READ MORE.




#WhyWheaton: Patrick Crane '14 (October 30, 2014)

If you mention his name to anyone on the campus of Wheaton College you are bound to provoke an interesting response. He is the charismatic, passionate, and red-haired,Patrick Crane '14... READ MORE.



#WhyWheaton: Dana Auger '13 (October 7, 2014)

I chose Wheaton College for it's education licensure program and its wealth of options for other courses of study. I knew I wanted to attend a liberal arts college just in case I were to discover that I did not enjoy the education course of study. I was pretty confident that I would like to gain a teaching license out of undergrad, and Wheaton offers a wonderful program in which I could do that... READ MORE.







#WhyWheaton: Alexandra Marlowe '15 (September 29, 2014)

It was an amazing feeling, one that was definitely unexpected when I got the internship in U.S. Senator John McCain'sPhoenix, Arizona office. I remember sitting in my room in Keefe, in disbelief. It was awesome to see how my hard work had really paid off... READ MORE.


#WhyWheaton: Laura Pierce '15 (August 25, 2014)

For Laura Pierce (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton Academy), Wheaton College has always felt like home. From the minute she stepped onto campus, Laura knew that she didn't belong anywhere else. Coming from a small town in New Hampshire, the transition from home to college was an easy one... READ MORE.




#WhyWheaton: Emily Berardi '15 (August 19, 2014)

I was approached by the USA Athletes International (USAAI). There was a nomination process as well as fundraising in order to be able to attend the trip. USAAI sends athletes in numerous sports from across the country to all different locations in order to compete in international play... READ MORE.


#WhyWheaton: Tess Weyburne '16 (August 14, 2014)

This summer, I traveled to different parts of Ecuador. I stayed for the majority of my trip in the capital, Quito, and a rural town named Chone. I participated in a program called CFHI, Child Family Health International. I shadowed doctors in numerous areas, from small clinics in Quito, to a hospital in Chone. I also took Spanish lessons to increase my general and medical vocabulary... READ MORE.





#WhyWheaton: Elise Waelder '16 (July 18, 2014)

I went to volunteer in Ostional, Costa Rica at a turtle conservation for two weeks and the program I did it through was International Volunteer Headquarters. The beach in Ostional is one of the main beaches in the world that the Olive Ridley turtles go to lay their eggs... READ MORE.


#WhyWheaton: Alessia Viscomi '11 (July 17, 2014)

Alessia Viscomi's '11 (Newton, Mass./Newton North)decision to come to Wheaton College was an easy one for her, but no one knew what was to come next for the young soccer star. Like many college freshmen, the challenge to balance academics and athletics can be overwhelming; however, Viscomi overcame this test thanks to many... READ MORE.




#WhyWheaton: Lawrence Chan '15 (July 16, 2014)

Ever since Lawrence Chan '15 (Lincoln, R.I./Wheeler School) could hold a racquet on his own, he has used tennis as a tool of his own personal development... READ MORE.