Renee Craft

Renee Craft

Athletic Training/Psychology

Castle Rock, CO
Favorite Color: 
Favorite Food: 
Macaroni & Cheese!

Involvements while on Campus (Clubs, Activities, Study Abroad, etc): 

  • Student Trainer
  • Pre-Physical Therapy Club
  • Scarlet Guard
  • IPC at Campus Recreation (job)
  • Suite Hostess/Huskers Athletic Fund (job)


What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
Go to any and all Husker sporting events, work out, and hang out with my roommates!


Best thing about being a CEHS Ambassador:
Being able to share my passion for CEHS with prospective students – the options presented to you in college are seemingly endless, and it is an awesome opportunity for me to be able to share with prospective students why CEHS has been a great fit for my college career and why it could be a great fit for them, too!


 Why did you choose to be a CEHS Ambassador?
It is a great opportunity for leadership and I want to be a positive influence and mentor to incoming students; I had such positive experiences with strong leaders in the College of Education and Human Sciences as I was making my decision on college and I hope to fill that same role and share that same experience with someone else! It’s all about paying it forward!


Why did you choose to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln? 
Too many reasons! Academically, the Athletic Training educational program here is top notch and I felt would best prepare me for becoming a certified athletic training and moving on to higher levels of education. Plus, UNL fosters some of the highest quality athletes that the trainers are fortunate enough to work with and are able to play a part in their success. Aside from academics, I love that the university is huge in terms of enrollment but it has a small school feel. I end up seeing the same friendly faces on campus and you are able to create an intimate experience for yourself as if you were attending a smaller university or college. Lincoln is a great town – it is quiet enough to give the “college town” feel but still large enough to occupy your free time on the weekends! Attending UNL was the best choice for me and has been a great fit since day one!


If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
I would be a monkey! Not only are they smart animals and quick learners, but who wouldn’t want to be able to peel a banana with their feet and hang from their tail?


Advice for prospective students :
My number one tip for incoming freshmen is to learn time management skills! College is full of distractions and temptations, and at times it is hard to be a self-starter to accomplish what needs to be done. If you are able to efficiently manage your time and get your work done, you will find more success, avoid stress, and be able to better enjoy your free time! Secondly, take advantage of all opportunities that are presented to you. I always use the analogy of paying for a four star hotel, but choosing to sleep on a park bench instead – don’t waste the outstanding opportunities that are given to you! You get out of your college experience what you put into it so make it the best you can!

It’s not how you start, it’s how you finish.