Megan Scali: Student-Athlete and Student Leader

By Hannah Werthan

In some ways, Megan Scali's journey to Molloy started at a tennis camp in New York City. One of her camp counselors, Molloy alumna Nikki Gloria, encouraged her to check out Molloy for college. Scali, who was being recruited by various Division II schools for tennis, took Gloria's advice to heart. The Garrison, New York, native came to Molloy for an overnight visit and fell in love with the community feel of the campus. She applied as a nursing major and was admitted as part of the Honors Program this fall.

Scali has already made a name for herself on campus. She was one of two Molloy women's tennis players to advance through the first day of competition at the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's East Regional two weekends ago in Philadelphia. Scali was also elected as one of five student government freshman class presidents. She is the financial president of the freshman class and is in charge of budgeting. As a residential student, Scali is interested in getting involved in all aspects of student life and hopes that her role as freshman class president facilitates that and gives her more leadership experience.

Scali credits the tennis team for her ability to balance her school, tennis, and student government responsibilities. "There are other nursing students on the team who are great role models," says Scali. The team has mandatory study hall hours, which help everyone get work done and bond off the tennis court.

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