Star Stories | VOL I Ep. 2 - Derek Steck

Thu Mar 14, 2019
On this week's episode of Star Stories, sits down to chat with men's basketball senior Derek Steck who finished up his undergrad degree in 3 ½ years and is now preparing to begin medical school in fall of 2019.

Steck has had quite a journey in his time a DU.  We talk with him about choosing Dominican; navigating the challenges of being a student-athlete on the pre-med track; dealing with adversity outside of the classroom and court; summer internships and research opportunities; and exciting future life plans.

After playing basketball his freshman and sophomore seasons, Steck took his junior year off from competing athletically to prepare for the MCAT before returning to the court to compete during his senior year.  Steck discusses the choice to step away to prepare himself for his future, as well as the experience of returning to the program.

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