Cody Cupit '13Cody Cupit is a junior student at Hartwick College.
Where are you from?
Nacogdoches, Texas. It's a small town; a little larger than Oneonta. My parents both grew up there, and I feel like I know everyone. It's the oldest town in Texas; we take a lot of pride in our history.
Why an undeclared major?
Because I'm interested in so many things. This is the time for me to get the feel for school and all aspects of what I can learn and could do.
I have a lot of energy; that works well on stage. I'm looking into a Theatre major. I like acting a lot, but also the design aspect and working behind the stage. I like bringing it all together.
I didn't start swimming until high school, but I caught on quickly and loved it. I swim freestyle and backstroke.
Why not Division I?
I didn't want swimming to be all that I did in college.
Where do you spend your time?
In the swimming pool, practicing. In class, of course; I really like Introduction to Sociology. I'm taking two theatre classes—Acting with Duncan Smith and Theatre Writing with Ken Golden—so I'm in Slade Theatre a lot. Studying is in the library or my dorm. Weekends, I like being with friends in the lounge of Smith Hall.
When did you know Hartwick was for you?
I came on a swimming recruiting trip in April of my senior year. I got to campus and instantly knew this is where I need to be.
How do you describe Hartwick to friends back home?
All I can say is I love it here. It's the perfect match.
What does "theory into practice" mean to you?
That's exactly how I learn—by doing and interacting. I learn through experiences and meeting other people. Theory into practice fits me.
Where will you go from here?
I don't know about the future. College is a big learning experience. I came to a completely different environment and am meeting all new people. I'm just going with it now; we'll see where things take me.