DOVER, Del. - In recognition of NCAA Division III Week, five Wolverines student-athletes will be featured on GoWesleyAthletics.com, the official site of Wesley College Athletics, with one athlete being unveiled each day. Included in the feature will be why the student-athlete chose Wesley along with highlights of the student-athlete's academic and athletic career.
Freshman from Rising Sun, Md.
Cross Country and Track & Field
"One of the many reasons I chose Wesley College is for the campus and the community of people here. Wesley isn't a very big campus so everything is easy to navigate and anything you need to get around Wesley is within walking distance. Another reason I chose Wesley College is for what I knew about the head track coach, Stephen Kimes. He coached in the area from where I am from in Maryland and I was told about how good of a coach he was. After being at Wesley for almost a year, it's fair to say that my favorite place on campus is Rowe Hall since I live there and most of my friends are there. As a sports management/kinesiology major, the most valuable lesson I have learned is that there is a large variety of career paths you can go into; from being a Sports Information Director to working with a professional sports team and several things outside of college and professional sports. Overall, in all of my choices of Colleges and Universities to attend, Wesley was the best fit."
A sprinter coming out of high school, McAnulty opened his collegiate career in the fall with a spectacular cross country season. After running just one year of cross country (5K – 3.1 miles) in high school, McAnulty shattered his personal record in the 8K (five miles) at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships by a whopping one minute and 57 seconds to lead the Wolverines in 28:48. McAnulty also showed flashes of brilliance in the indoor track season, securing a spot on the CAC record-breaking 4x400m Relay and winning the 800m at the Muhlenberg Invitational in a personal record 2:05.75. This past week, McAnulty was named the CAC Track Athlete of the Week after running a school-record 49.05 in the 400m Dash at the Sam Howell Invitational hosted by Princeton University, despite battling 30 mile per hour winds and finishing sixth out of 45 runners, defeating all non-Division I athletes.
McAnulty was one of a select number of Wesley students who participated in the First Year Leadership Retreat in November, serves as the public address announcer for many Wolverines athletic events and holds a 3.6 GPA in Sport Management.