Emily Strasser
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Emily Strasser

Mentor in the Making

Emily benefited from great physical education teachers growing up and decided to use her love for being active to follow in their footsteps, helping children grow physically. A physical education major with a coaching endorsement, she assists students with intellectual or developmental disabilities in the Northwestern NEXT program. She is also an all-conference player in softball and volleyball who has earned NAIA Scholar-Athlete honors.

A home run
I chose Northwestern because it felt like home. I was drawn to the community and the amazing facilities I would be able to use. I knew it would be a great place to further my education while also getting to play two sports.

Great coaching
The physical education major is great! The professors are very relational and want to help us students become the best teachers we can be. They challenge us to think outside of the box and ask difficult questions to push ourselves to be better. They care about our academics as well as about us as people. It’s encouraging to know I can always go to them and they will do their best to help.

Raider love
I have grown immensely from being a part of both the softball and volleyball teams. My teammates and coaches have helped me become a better player and, more importantly, a better person.

Teammates for life
Northwestern pushed me out of my comfort zone and enabled me to develop relationships with great people. The memories I have made with these lifelong friends is the biggest thing I am thankful for at Northwestern.