Student-Athlete Spotlight

Promise Adebayo-Ige, ENG'20 - Men's Soccer

1. Name: Promise Adebayo-Ige

2. Class Year: 2020

3. Sport: Men's Soccer

4. Position: Center Back

5. Why did you choose Penn?
I chose Penn because it offered a standard of excellence in athletics and academics. I also wanted to live in my hometown again (Philadelphia).

6. What does the experience of being a Penn Soccer student-athlete mean to you?
I view it as an opportunity to not only improve on the field, but also to improve myself while balancing rigorous academics and athletics. Being a Penn Soccer student-athlete is a privilege, and I’m proud to be a part of a culture with so much history.

7. What would you say to the donors who invest in your experience as a Soccer student-athlete? 
I would say thank you so much for supporting us. Your generous contributions are making a massive impact in our lives. Being a DI athlete at an Ivy League institution is an amazing privilege, and you are making that possible for us.

8. What has been your favorite moment/memory with Penn Soccer?
My favorite moment with Penn Soccer was making my college debut in a 5-0 win over our city rivals, Drexel.

9. What does life after Penn look like?
After Penn I’m not sure where I’ll be living, but I plan on pursuing a graduate degree in chemical or nuclear engineering.

10. What are some lessons that you have learned through athletics at Penn that will stay with you after graduation?
I have learned to always strive for excellence in anything that you do, down to the smallest detail.