Five questions with sophomore women's swimmer Abigail Taylor-Roth (Juneau, Alaska)
1. What made you decide to come to Colby all the way from Juneau, Alaska?
2. We had the Potdevin sisters–Weather ’07 and Kelsey '09–also come from Juneau. Is there a good youth swimming program in that area?
3. You are a math major and have a minor in women’s gender and sexuality studies. You are tied for the highest grade point average of any student-athlete at Colby. How have you been able to balance academics and athletics?
4. Swimming is an individual sport except for relays and yet I'm not sure any teams (and fans) are louder than you encounter at swim meets. What is it like to be part of that community of swimmers?
Our team, both men and women, have certainly gone through some rough patches this year but if anything it has brought us closer together. Our senior women are great role models for all of us, and I genuinely look up to each and every one of them. They inspire me every day in a variety of ways, from in the pool to their commitment to activism and social justice to their inclusive nature on the team to their competitive drive
I really don't know what I want to do after Colby. Currently, I am interested in combining my passions for WGSS and the STEM fields by trying to get more women to continue studying STEM areas.