Original article by Conor Stemme


Grace. Precision. Strength.

Those are words that one might use to describe the sport of gymnastics. University of Michigan junior Lauren Farley checks those boxes and so many more.

School and gymnastics have been part of Farley's life since she was 2.

"Academics is definitely something my parents just instilled in me," she said. "You always need to be working hard at everything that you're doing, and school is no different."

Farley was the valedictorian of her high school class at Spring Creek Academy in Plano, Texas, and is now an organizational studies major with a minor in business administration at the Ross School of Business. She has enjoyed her time in the program, which features a combination of sociology, psychology, and economics. Through the major, she was able to make her own path focusing on human relations and leading change in businesses. She enjoys the small community the major provides; in the program, there are only 50 juniors and she has had the opportunity to work with everyone in her class.


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