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Student Athlete Profile

Ryan McGinnisRyan McGinnis '08
Biology Major, Biochemistry Minor

As captain of Augustana's football team, Ryan McGinnis is a successful leader and student. To Ryan, leadership takes action. Whether he is working out in the weight room or making a big play on the field, he believes his leadership is best exemplified by his actions and his preparation for success.

Time management can be challenging for many student athletes, but Augustana's football program has helped Ryan balance athletics with academics. Using a unique organizational tool called the Academic Game Plan, he schedules how he can best use his free time every day, records important due dates and test days and keeps track of his progress in classes.

Ryan's hard work on the field and in the classroom has paid off. During his time at Augustana, he's been awarded the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) Offensive Player of the Week and was named to the CCIW All-Academic team. During the 2006-07 season, he helped lead the team to a CCIW championship. After Augustana, he plans to pursue a graduate degree in sports medicine.