Sydney Jackson
Sydney Jackson
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Fort Wayne, Indiana
High School: Carroll
Major: Undeclared

Why did you choose to attend Hope College? I chose Hope because of the academics and athletics. Hope has great opportunities and facilities having to do with my major. The tennis team and coach were very welcoming and it just felt like family when I was visiting. Overall Hope had my heart since the beginning. 

What were your favorite subjects in high school? Science, math, and foreign language (French) 

Name a role model or models who have impacted your life? And describe how. My parents have been my role models. They are the ones that support me through my academic and athletic careers. They gave me confidence, helping me believe in myself. 

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. Joshua 1:9

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? Peanut butter, I will eat it straight out of the jar. 

What type of pregame music do you enjoy? I listen to everything but before a match I'll listen to any upbeat, motivational song. 

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I ever received would be creating my own path. By doing this, I was able to follow my heart and do what made me happy. I used to want to blend in and copy whatever everyone else was doing but the second I stepped out of my comfort zone and did what I loved, the opportunities and possibilities were endless.