Missy Paragamian '18, Women's Swimming & Diving

Missy Paragamian '18, Women's Swimming & Diving

Why Hamilton? Hamilton’s community is unparalleled. The trusting environment that enables me to leave my laptop unattended in the library and to mark my place in the dining halls with my wallet is extremely rare. Hamilton has given me the opportunity to try new sports and activities, to push myself out of my comfort zone, and to be supported by professors, teammates, and classmates in all that I do.

Favorite Past Sports Memory: The bus ride up to 2016 Women’s Swimming and Diving NESCACs in itself is my favorite sports memory. The excitement of my teammates combined with the apprehension of the weekend ahead was invigorating. While this memory is not during a meet or competition, the support and energy of the women’s team was incredible and will always remain one of my favorite memories.

Who is your role model and what's their relationship to you? As cliché as it sounds, my sister is my role model. Her strength, ambition, and diligence inspire me daily. There is not a predicament or tough decision I face that I do not go to her for advice. Her empathy and understanding combined with her perseverance make her the ultimate role model and sister.

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