Monthly Archives: September 2011
My name is Brian Ganley and I am from Brooklyn N.Y. In general, I would say my family and my connection to sports have truly shaped who I am. My immediate family consists of 9 people and my twin and I are the youngest. Some of my older sisters are married and have children, therefore I am an uncle to a niece and a nephew. Having such a large family means that I am always busy and always doing something with somebody, which at times gets complicated. As for my connection to sports, this has truly shaped the competitiveness of my personality. Ever since I was little I’ve played football, baseball and basketball where I have competed in various championships as well as traveled to various states. I always want to win no matter if it’s a championship game or a family board game.
My expectations as a college student are pretty basic. I expect to be working hard, studying long hours and passing all my classes. I hope I will be able to maintain my scholarship, enjoy college a little bit more and if the workload slows down, join one of the major sports teams. Playing basketball and/or coaching it in high school has given me a college interest, but as a Baruch scholar my schoolwork comes first. Also, since I started college I’ve had a few concerns. These consist of grades and jobs. As a scholar we must maintain a certain GPA, however some classes seem to be very challenging. Furthermore, I have lessened my work schedule, so I hope I will be able to balance both work and school more efficiently now. Time management will be the key to my success. This is a little bit about me as well as a little insight into my future.