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Campus Champions - Corin Metzger

Laurie Stephens
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Various alarms on her phone and a lot of “to do” lists are what keep Corin Metzger, an elite wheelchair basketball athlete at UTSC, from stressing out during her busy school year.

The third-year student from Elmira, Ontario, also makes sure professors know she is training as a high-performance athlete and her coaches know her class schedule.

“Juggling school and training takes a lot of organization, along with an extreme amount of communication with both your professors and your coaching staff. As long as everyone is on the same page everything works out fine and my stress level doesn't escalate too much!”

Metzger, 22 and from Elmira, Ontario, was introduced to wheel-chair basketball by a physiotherapist when she was about four. Since, then, she has risen to national-level competition and she was a member of the Canadian team at the first-ever Women’s U25 World Championships in 2011.

Now, in addition to completing a degree in Mental Health Studies with minors in anthropology and psychology, she is a member of Wheelchair Basketball Canada’s National Academy at UTSC where she is working on developing her game.

While she was not selected as a member of the team participating in the Toronto2015 Pan & Para Pan American Games, she will be attending all of the games to support her teammates. She’s excited about what the Games have meant to UTSC, including the building of a brand new facility where all of the athletes’ training needs are met in one place.

“It is also great that the public is able to see what we do, along with the students at UTSC. It brings about so much more awareness to the sports that will be played at the Pan Am Games.”