Sydney Douglas ’24 is a 200 meter sprinter and former Loyola Marymount University women’s soccer team defender enrolled in LMU Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering’s Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental Post-Baccalaureate program. The post-bac program is geared towards students who need to take premedical prerequisite courses for medical, dental or veterinary school but who already possesses a degree in a major outside of the sciences. Douglas, who is originally from Corona, CA, earned her undergraduate degree in public health at Cal State University Fullerton. Now she has dental school in her sights.
Tell us more about your journey with soccer and track.
I’ve been playing soccer since I was 8 years old. I was blessed with the opportunity to play at the Division I level and have absolutely loved how competitive it is. I’ve played soccer at three different D1 programs and have had great experiences at all of them. I now am a retired soccer player, focused on my collegiate track career here at LMU!
How has your experience as a student athlete been?
Both teams I have competed for here at LMU have been amazing! Both have been welcoming, healthy, competitive environments. I couldn’t ask for a better experience. Being a student-athlete can be very challenging to balance but the academic staff and coaches always make accommodations that have helped me excel on and off the field. I have loved every second of being a student athlete, it has built my character and relationships with others.
Why did you choose LMU’s Pre-Medical, Pre-Dental Post-Baccalaureate Program?
I chose the LMU post-bacc program to jump start and prepare me for dental school. Due to my undergraduate degree I was still missing prerequisites I needed to take in order to get into dental school. I’m looking to become a dentist one day. In 2024, I plan to be in dental school!
This is a part of a series highlighting student athletes in Seaver College.
Edited by Noémie Boucher