"I am an athlete with a speed base,thus, tactical races are my specialty "
About Abdelouakil Mustapha
" I like to give the best of myself in all that I undertake whether in studies or sport. I am very calm and serious at work. "
Sport: Track & Field
Date of birth: 12/24/1996
Graduation year: 2015
Placement year: Fall 2019
High School name: Lycée Georges Guynemer
GPA: According to NCAA guidelines, Abdelouakil's GPA would meet U.S. requirements
Current university name: Faculté des Sciences du Sport et de l'Education Physique
University entering year: 2016
Major: Exercise Science
Current club: Lille Métropole
Current coach: Larchaud Thomas
800m: 1:50.90 (2018)
400m: 50.05 (2017)
2nd place at regionals 800m
District Champion 800m
2nd place at regionals 800m indoor
Regional Champion 800m indoor
Why should I recruit you ?
Strong will and self-improvement are qualities that are very much in demand by coaches. The mind of an athlete is significant about his performances, that's why I am mentally engaged and ambitious as I want to reach the highest level. I like to give the best of myself in all that I undertake whether in studies or sport. I am very calm and serious at work. I still have room for improvement because I train 5 times a week and I do very little bodybuilding. I am respectful of the coaches and they have all my trust !
Why do you want to compete at US Colleges?
The individual performance is beautiful, but it is even better when it’s collective, especially with an ambitious and motivating team like US college. It is for this reason that it would be a dream for me to integrate on of them. In France I do not have a team at the university. I am the only one to represent it and there are very few competitions. Performing in cohesion is really an experience that I want to achieve.
What do you want to achieve in Track/XC?
During my childhood, I played a lot of football, and then I started youth athletics. This sport allows me to push my limits and strengthen my mind! I am an athlete with a speed base, thus, tactical races are my specialty. I like middle distance especially the 800m, I want to reach the highest level on 800m. The 1500m is also an event that interests me. I am ready to give the best of myself !
College and life goals?
Studying in the United States of America can be a turning point for my professional and sporting career. I have a bachelor's degree in sports science. I want to study in the management and marketing of sport at the master's level, so I need this experience abroad to increase my language skills and sports performance. I am ready to put all the necessary means to realize my dream.
Anything to add?
Quote : If You Are Going To Try, Go All The Way !