North Penn's Greene Commits to Swim at Roberts Wesleyan

On Friday, April 13, 2018, North Penn senior Abbey Greene was recognized for committing to continue her swimming career at Roberts Wesleyan College. To view photos of the event, please visit the Photo Gallery.

Abbey Greene – Roberts Wesleyan College (Swimming)

Major:  Music Education with an emphasis on Vocal Classical Performance

Final list of colleges:  Roberts Wesleyan, Westminster Choir College, Eastman School of Music, Grove City

Reasons for choosing Roberts Wesleyan:  “Roberts had the conservatory level department of music while still retaining a liberal arts field, and I also get to swim, which is something I didn’t think I’d be able to pursue with my major, so it was like the best of everything.”

What was the progression that led you to swimming at the collegiate level? “I didn’t realize that playing a sport in college would be a possibility for me until this year actually. Swimming hasn’t come easy for me. I’ve always struggled to achieve success. I didn’t think because I wanted to go to a conservatory that I would be able to pursue an aggressive sport and an aggressive major. The more I talked to the coach at Roberts – she was so accommodating, and because their team is a startup team, they’re really willing to work with my schedule, so I kind of gave in and decided that this was something I wanted to do.”

What’s the most valuable lesson you’ve learned from playing sports?  “The biggest lesson I learned through swimming is that success is good, but it shouldn’t define how you look at your sport. It shouldn’t just be about how many medals you have and how many titles you have. It should be more about how you’ve grown.”

Coach Jeff Faikish:  “Abbey is a wonderful student-athlete, a wonderful, genuine person. The phrase you constantly hear a lot of coaches say is ambassador. Abbey is not only a very hardworking athlete, but she’s also a very hardworking student and hardworking and accomplished singer. One of the things I didn’t know about her until midway through last year when she delegated extra time – and I don’t know how she found it in her schedule – to also participate in singing. She’s one of those people who is just a genuine, wonderful person who - when things get difficult during any season - I could rely on to raise the emotions and raise the entire team up. She was our sportsmanship winner for the high school team this year, and I wish her the very best at Roberts Wesleyan where she will be able to pursue some of that singing as well as some of her swimming.”

About Abbey
Favorite food: 
Korean Barbeque
Favorite movie:  Clueless
Favorite music:  Opera and Alt Rock