To be a student-athlete at Iowa State is, as the title says, to be a student, and an athlete. The whole point of coming to college is education. The wealth of other opportunities offered to all ISU students supplements that experience. For Cyclone gymnast, Ashley Kent, academics are just as important as the balance beam. The senior in nutritional science has had continued gymnastics success, and been able to continually learn and succeed in the classroom as well.

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