By Joyce Caba
Koree Ream has been the backbone for both the cross country and track & field team since her junior year here at Webber. On top of being captain, she also wears many other hats. She is now a senior pursuing her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a major in Sport Business Management as well as a minor in Marketing. She is a personal trainer for Just Move Athletic Club and a CrossFit coach for CrossFit Devastation. She has been recognized as an Iron Warrior by the Webber strength and conditioning department and is an NAIA Academic All-American. Koree Ream does it all.
“Koree is one of those athletes that you love to have in your group. She’s always one of the hardest working in the room, but more importantly it is her ability to motivate those around her. Often times coaches talk about bringing great effort and attitude into a session and I think this may be her best quality. She has an undeniable work ethic and always does whatever is asked of her with a contagious attitude that inspires her teammates.” Josh Connor – Strength & Conditioning Coach
What do you think is your unique skill set that has helped you become so successful?
“Definitely my determination in anything I do. I always make sure I keep my priorities in line and implement effective time management in order to stay focused.”
What is your best tip for freshmen?
“Get involved outside of sports, and explore beyond your clique/team. You don’t realize it now but that networking is so important.”
What would be your personal motto?
“Quitting and complaining doesn’t get you anywhere.”
Who has been your most influential professor at Webber and why?
“Dr. Tom Aaron. He is so invested in his students. He has opened up so many doors of opportunity for me in my career and networking circle.”
What are the main lessons you’ve learned in life?
“Network in your sleep, don’t fear failure, and always go beyond your comfort zone.”
How do you balance work, school, and sports?
“Plan ahead. I always schedule work hours outside of classes and adjust any CrossFit personal workouts to make sure they don’t conflict with cross country training.”
What do you want to make sure you do before you die?
“Leave a legacy with everything I have accomplished. Make an impact on others before the time I leave.”