MSU senior: Star snowboarder, STARR scholar
Senior and STARR Scholarship recipient Andrew Krause led the Michigan State University team to a third-place finish at the U.S. Collegiate Ski and Snowboard Association national championship last month in Sunday River, Maine.
Krause, who became actively involved with the team during his sophomore year, placed second in the nation individually.
"Last year, I finished third in the nation, and coming into my senior year, I really wanted to improve on that," said Krause, a physiology major from Wilson, Wyo.
The privately funded STARR Scholarship is awarded specifically to students from the state of Wyoming. Recipients, who have the opportunity to attend MSU on an eight-semester full-ride scholarship, are encouraged to be active on campus.
Krause said making the decision to come to MSU was an easy one.
"A lot of opportunities opened up by coming to such a big school that’s so well diversified with different people from all around the world," he said.
Krause said the STARR Scholarship has allowed him to be active on campus and helped make his college experience unforgettable.
"Every year, I've kind of taken on new challenges, clubs, and leadership roles, and every time I think I can’t handle one more thing I find a way to fit it into my schedule," Krause said. "It's really made my time here at MSU that much more memorable."
More information on the STARR Scholarship at starr.msu.edu/.