Student accomplishes on and off court
Published: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Updated: Thursday, March 15, 2012 21:03
Junior business management major Andrea Rademacher began playing basketball at the age of five or six.
Born in Scottsburg, Ind., her parents moved to Borden, Ind., where she spent her senior year of high school.
“[When I was] growing up, my dad was a high school coach, so I was always in the gym when his team was practicing or in a game,” Rademacher said.
Rademacher continued her basketball career through high school and into college. She is currently Indiana State University’s star forward/center.
“I am thankful that I was given the opportunity to play basketball for ISU,” Rademacher said.
Rademacher is also involved in other organizations on-campus. She was a part of ISU’s Business Professionals of America her freshman and sophomore year and is currently secretary of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student club. Rademacher is also part of the university’s honors program.
Managing homework, work and a sport can be a struggle for some students in college. Even though college, work and school can be really hard and stressful at times; she thanks God’s grace for figuring out how to manage everything from classes, practices, homework, traveling, weight lifting and other organizational activities, she said.
“There is a lot of prioritizing, and some nights, sleep is the last thing on my mind,” Rademacher said.
Rademacher also strives to be a positive role model for kids by volunteering with the ISU basketball team and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee at many Terre Haute community events.
“SAAC has raised money for Indiana Special Olympics, Ryve’s Hall Youth Center, Terre Haute Boys and Girls Club and families who were in need of money during the holiday season,” Rademacher said.
Rademacher is pleased with her decision to come to ISU.
“It’s not too big or too small, the people are genuine and the community is extremely supportive,” Rademacher said.
In her spare time she enjoys reading, hanging out with friends and teammates and spending time with her family at their river house.