Cory Christensen: Olympic student-athlete

Josh Shelton

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — There is more to being an Olympic athlete than just showing up at the Olympics.

There are long hours of training, traveling and competing to becoming the best in the world.

But for many athletes, there is more to their Olympic careers than just their sport. There needs to be a balance of both sport and life in order to truly succeed.

For Team USA’s Cory Christensen, that balance comes in the form of an Olympic student-athlete. She attends the University of Minnesota-Duluth where she studies exercise science, but also finds time to train to be a part of an elite U.S. women’s curling squad.

So, what does it take to be both an Olympian and a college student? Christensen explains.

Josh Shelton is a Ball State University journalism student. He and four other BSU students will be periodically contributing Olympic stories to WTHR. The students are in Pyeongchang, South Korea to cover the Olympics.