SBE Student Jennifer More Combining Hockey with Biology
Jennifer More of Deloraine, Manitoba, Canada accepted a hockey scholarship at UMaine and plays more than 14 hours of hockey a week, but she didn’t let that stop her from pursuing a biology major. More was originally a Kinesiology and Physical Education major, and switched to biology because it offered a broader curriculum, giving More ample career options. More is hoping to go to graduate school to become a physical assistant.
Combining hockey with biology has been a challenge. With four and a half hours of practice every evening, it’s hard to get studying done. “It’s a lot of work now, but after I’m done it will be worth it,” she said. More and the other players have an in-house tutor on the team who is able to attend all practices and help with academics as well. It was important and helpful for More to have a tutor who knew what she was experiencing on and off the ice.
More is Assistant Team Captain for the Black Bears this year, which is the first time a sophomore has ever been a captain in the history of the women’s hockey program. She is captain along with Chloe Tinkler. More plays forward and scored 7 goals in the 2011-2012 season and was on the Hockey East All Academic Team for that season.
More says she wouldn’t trade it for anything. “Being able to go to the rink is really fun,” she said. “It’s a place where I can just get away from school life.” More has played hockey since she was 3 years old and has grown up with hockey because most of her family plays. In fact her dad, Paul More, was in the Western Hockey League, and her uncle, Jason More was drafted in the first round and was placed 18th overall in the 1987 NHL draft.