NEAC Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ivy Cromp, Wells College

NEAC Student-Athlete Spotlight: Ivy Cromp, Wells College

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - Each week throughout the fall semester, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) will highlight student-athletes from one of the conference's member institutions through a brief Q & A. Female student-athletes will be featured each Thursday followed by a male student-athlete spotlight each Friday. Today, we get to know Ivy Cromp from Wells College.

Name: Ivy Cromp
Field Hockey
Hometown: Sauquoit, N.Y.

What is your current class year and major?

I am a senior majoring in health sciences with a pre-veterinary concentration. I also have a minor in business.

Why did you choose to attend Wells College?

The study abroad program was appealing to me. It was something I always wanted to do and it was emphasized in the information provided to high school students. Last spring I went to Tanzania and studied wildfire with The School for Field Studies.

What does it mean to you to be a member of the Wells College field hockey team?

It's being part of a team, being part of a family. We have created connections that I definitely wouldn't have made if I wasn't an athlete. I love the sport and it's my passion, but choosing Wells gave me a family aspect with this team.

If you could pick one favorite moment at Wells College, what would it be?

Winning the NEAC Championship at Wilson College my freshman year.

What are your career aspirations or future goals?

I want to become a veterinarian specializing in rehabilitation and nutrition of companion animals with an intention to open my own practice someday. I would also like to travel internationally to work with veterinary hospitals in need and to further research.

Are you involved in additional activities, clubs, etc. on campus outside of athletics?

I am a member of Henry's VIII, which is a co-ed acapella group on campus and previously a member of the all-female acapella group Whirligigs. I am also a member of the pre-vet club on campus.

Give us three words that best describe being a Division III student-athlete. 

Accountable, Passionate, Hard-Working

What is your pregame routine? Any superstitions? 

I always wear the same headband. I always pick one pregame song per season and listen to it personally before warm-up and walk-out. This year it's "Champion" by Carrie Underwood.

Share with us some of your favorites:

Food:  Chinese

Professional Team or Player: Jess Jecko (USA Field Hockey)

Movie: Titanic

Class at Wells College: Biochemistry

Finally, what makes you #NEACStrong? 

Being able to manage time effectively, prioritizing tasks, and having determination to handle all of the responsibilities of being a student-athlete.

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The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has 12 NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Cazenovia College, College of Saint Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, Morrisville State, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Wells College. Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (W Lacrosse), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse), Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf), and Wilson College (M Volleyball). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sport of men’s tennis and with the Colonial State Athletic Conference in the sport of Field Hockey. For more information, please visit: