March 6, 2018
Zach Springer - Auburn University
Favorite CABMA memory?
Definitely having the opportunity to participate in the inaugural class of the Mentor Me program. The program gave me an opportunity to meet great people and form connections with others from different institutions around the country that I otherwise might not have had the opportunity to meet.
Last book you read (title & author)?
Warrior by Lance Ingram
Instagram or Twitter?
Most memorable sporting event attended?
Tough! I have been extremely fortunate to attend many great events. I think that the 2013 Iron Bowl (Kick Six Game) gets the nod over the 2010 BCS Championship Game. Both were great games but I am not sure anything will ever surpass the Kick Six.
Rather than a quote, I am going to give my favorite Bible verse because it is the cornerstone of how I go about my business each day: Philippians 2:3-4 "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
What is one of the greatest aspects of being involved in athletics?
Athletics has always been something that I loved and Auburn is an institution that has been a part of my family for several generations. To be able to work in athletics at Auburn is a huge blessing. It is an honor to work at a place that not only has helped shape who I am today but is also helping develop student athletes. I am not sure there is any other industry where we get to affect tomorrow's leaders and have such fun doing it because of the passion that revolves around sports on college campuses around the country.
Best piece of professional advice you've received?
I think the best piece of advice that I have been given is to not worry about outside forces. If you focus on being your best each day in whatever it is you do, people will notice and good things will happen.
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