For the second year, Keiser University faculty, staff, and students from its 15 campuses around the state, competed in the Tough Mudder. The competition was held on Nov. 9, 2014 at the Trophykart Ranch in Kissimmee. The campus communities were proud of their strong showing with 231 competitors entering this year. The University sponsors all 231 competitors including its own participating military and veteran students.
Keiser University’s, Julie A. Snyder, MS, ACE CPT, AHFS, Department Chair of the Sports Medicine and Fitness Technology program, led the statewide effort which she said has multiple benefits including the friendly competition among the campuses and the ability for staff and students to inspire one another toward a greater cause.
“Last year was Keiser University’s first time participating in Tough Mudder and it taught each entrant lessons regarding team work, camaraderie, loyalty, and discipline. It’s a great opportunity for every contestant to dig deep within and learn some valuable lessons about themselves and each other,” said Snyder.
Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project and to date, Mudder Nation has raised over $6 million to support the transition of thousands of warriors returning home from the current military conflicts.
Over 2,700 students of Keiser University’s 20,000 students are active duty service members, veterans, or military family members. In addition to the Tough Mudder and Wounded Warrior Project, Keiser University annually holds toy drives during the holiday season for deployed families served by Operation Homefront. In 2014, U.S. News & World Report ranked Keiser University thirteenth in the United States South Region of Regional Colleges Best for Veterans.
To view the KU Tough Mudder photo album, visit Flickr.
Two students from the Miami campus participated in the “extra challenge” after the mud run, sponsored by the U.S. Army. Here are Michael John and Albert Mojica being all they can be….