David Habel

Class of 2006

What does the program mean to you?

I owe a lot to this program. It will forever be a significant part of my life and it is where I met some of my closest friends and 4 of my groomsmen. At a time when a lot of people didn’t necessarily think I could recover from a significant injuries as the result of an auto accident, the MSU coaches stuck with me. I went on to prove to myself and to them that they made the right decision after placing top 4 at the Ohio State Swimming championships. I now drive around Cincinnati, OH proudly displaying my “MICH ST” license plate because of my belief that green and white are truly the only colors.

Why did you choose MSU?

I loved the camaraderie of the team on my official visit and realized that it was the most complete package for me as a student and an athlete. I had been in talks with Univ. of Cincinnati, Ohio State, Clemson, Purdue and others. Looking back, I know I picked the absolute best school and I am so proud to wear my green and white.

Biggest life-lesson you are learning/learned from MSU?

With time, commitment and a strong team around you, you can achieve just about anything.