Getting to know… Austin Paisley sophomore swimmer

Getting to know... Austin Paisley sophomore swimmer

Austin Paisley majors in pre-pharmacy at Wilkes University. From Sugarloaf, Pa., Paisley is a member of the Wilkes men’s swim team as his position is a sprint swimmer.

Q: What was the driving force behind your decision to come to Wilkes?

A: I was entranced by both the pharmacy program and the nice people on campus.

Q: What are your post-graduation plans in terms of a career?

A: I hope to get a job as a hospital pharmacist.

Q: What are your hopes for your  season as a Colonel?

A: My hopes for this season include getting MAC qualifying times for multiple events.

Q: When/Why did you first begin swimming?

A: I started swimming competitively for the first time in college. I missed sports and wanted to play one in college.

Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Swimming program that you could improve, what would it be?

A: I would really like to see more students to come out to swim meets and athletic events in general.

Q: Do you have other sports/interest/hobbies out of the pool?

A: I like to play basketball, baseball and any kind of sport. I also enjoy spending time with my friends here on campus.

Q: Who would you say is the most influential person in your life?

A: Siddartha Gautama.

Q: A quote you live your life by?

A: “Life’s too short to be anything but happy.”

Q: Do you have any advice for the freshmen student athletes beginning their freshman seasons and semesters?

A: Show school pride and work hard both in the classroom and outside it.