It’s 8:30 a.m. during finals week at Mount Union, and there’s only one guy in the weight room.

No, he isn’t putting off studying for exams. After all, he carries a 3.98 GPA and has been on the Dean’s List each semester in college.

Being dedicated athletically as well as academically is one of the many things linebacker Hank Spencer does to stay ahead of the curve. He admits that it can be difficult without careful planning.

“There are times when you leave for class at 9 in the morning and you don’t get back from practices and all that stuff until 9 at night,” the 21-year-old computer science major said. “You have to really plan your day out and make sure that you take stuff with you. You want to be able to get stuff done with what little time you do have.”

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