Student-Athlete Spotlight
Austin Kuhn, Men's Soccer

Why did you choose Penn?  

I quickly fell in love with everything Penn had to offer academically and athletically on my visits here.  After spending time with the coaches and players, I knew it was the perfect place for me.    

What does the experience of being a Penn Soccer student-athlete mean to you?

I view it as an opportunity to better myself on and off the field while also understanding I represent over 100 years of alumni who went through the same process.  

What has been your favorite moment/memory with Penn Soccer?  

Scoring the game-winning goal against Dartmouth my freshman year.

What has been your favorite class to date and why?  

My favorite class so far has been Corporate Ethics with Professor Lister because it exposed me to different decision making perspectives within business.

What does life after Penn look like (where you live, what you will be doing)?  

I hope to be living on the East Coast working in Real Estate or Finance.  

What are some lessons that you have learned through athletics at Penn that will stay with you after graduation?

I have learned the importance of trust, hard work, and perseverance through my academic and athletic experiences.  I am a firm believer that these three qualities can get you past almost any obstacle you face in life.      

Last year, over 220 Penn Soccer alumni, family and friends made a financial contribution to your program to help provide you with things like equipment, training tools, uniforms, travel to away meets, meals on the road, sports medicine and sports performance.  What would you say to those who invest in your experience as a Soccer student-athlete?  

I would like to say thank you for everything you provide for us. Your generous contributions allow us to get a full Division I athletic experience while attending an Ivy League school. We are thankful for all we are given and take advantage of these opportunities. .