PORTSMOUTH – Portsmouth senior Bryce Wallace called the opportunity to continue his education and swimming career at Shawnee State University, “like a dream.”
The senior Trojan admitted that while he originally began swimming in high school as a way to stay in shape for the other two sports he plays — baseball and football — the opportunity to swim at a high enough level to get the chance to do it at the next stage and earn an education while doing so is something he wasn’t sure was possible — until now.
“I started swimming my freshman year. I never thought I would do it collegiately, I kind of just did it to stay in shape,” Wallace said. “Doing this is like a dream.”
Wallace’s time spent at Portsmouth includes being a four-year football and baseball player, as well as a four-year swimmer. During his last two seasons on the gridiron, Wallace was a member of the Trojans football team which clinched back-to-back playoff berths for the first time in 18 years.
It’s crazy to look back, especially in football,” Wallace said. “Our time is wrote in the history books, we did a lot of stuff that a lot of other classes couldn’t have done. Football’s definitely one of the main things i’ll look back on.”
Upon enrolling at Shawnee State, Wallace plans to major in nursing while competing in events such as the breast stroke at the collegiate level, just as he has as a Trojan.
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