No stranger to crossing the finish line first, Life U's Mishea Peltier did it again, this time in class ranking. The two-time NAIA National qualifier in Women's Cross Country, Peltier earned Valedictorian last week as she graduated summa cum laude from the Doctor of Chiropractic program at Life University. Peltier's eligibility expired at the end of the 2014 season, but being one of the original members of the program, she stayed involved with training and mentoring the younger ladies on the team this past season, while completing her PEAK internship in nearby Roswell, GA.
Finishing first in her class is no surprise to Life U Head Coach Cathy Faust, who said, "Mishea has incredible talents! Her work ethic is unmatched by any that I have seen, and she applies this to all aspects of her life. I was not surprised to learn that she was the Valedictorian her class. She was a leader on the trails as well as in the classroom. It was an honor to work with her. She has been a great role model for our young runners to see that you can balance athletics and academics and be successful at both."
As Peltier embarks on the next chapter of her life as a chiropractor, we at Life U wish to congratulate her on her incredible accomplishments, thank her for her contributions to the Cross Country program, and wish her well as she impacts lives as a health care practitioner. Said Faust, "I have no doubt that this young lady will make an immediate impact in her community and change the world."