Chris Schumacher | Head Coach | Track and Field | Illinois Wesleyan University

Describe the qualities that your program is looking for in a potential student-athlete?

Goal orientated athletes who put academics first while understanding that you only have 4 years to be a college athlete. They must be passionate about wanting to succeed by action not just thought.


Could you give us an example of a current or former player who exceeded your expectations, highlighting the reasons that player excelled?

Honestly I don’t have athletes who exceed my expectations. When they put in the work and have confidence, good things happen. With exception to injury, I expect athletes to have success who make the full commitment to the program. As far as exceeding goes, I don’t put limits on what I think they are capable of doing.