Tripp has Well Rounded Experience at UMO

Tripp has Well Rounded Experience at UMO

MOUNT OLIVE- Lindsey Tripp, a senior from Ayden, is preparing to graduate from the University of Mount Olive in May. After spending the past few years juggling academics, athletics, and church Tripp is excited to see what the future has in store.

Tripp began her journey at UMO in the fall of 2011. She was initially drawn to the location and family-oriented atmosphere of the Mount Olive campus.

“I originally chose to attend UMO because the campus is close to my home, is a smaller school, and is supported by my church, Bethany Free Will Baptist Church,” said Tripp. “All of these factors played a huge role in deciding that UMO was the right school for me. I simply fell in love with the smaller class sizes and the Christian values here at UMO.”

Being able to attend a university that is associated with her church was a determining factor for Tripp. She loves the faith based opportunities at the institution and continually participates in the Free Will Baptist events.

Tripp also decided to play on the UMO women’s basketball team. The positive team dynamic and abundance of athletic opportunities at UMO influenced Tripp to major in sports management and minor in coaching.

“I think that I have learned so much about my field of study here at Mount Olive and have grown as a person on and off the court,” said Tripp. “The team atmosphere definitely made my college experience a memorable one.”

Next August, Tripp plans to pursue her MBA degree.

“All my classes and professors have helped me gain a greater understanding of sports management and coaching. UMO helped me realize that graduate school is the right path for me. Particularly, my teammates, coaches, pastors, and professors have helped me grow as a scholar and as a person since they have always guided and helped me. I am so thankful for all of the support during my time at UMO.”

The University of Mount Olive is a private institution rooted in the liberal arts tradition with defining Christian values. The University, sponsored by the Convention of Original Free Will Baptists, has locations in Mount Olive, New Bern, Wilmington, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, Research Triangle Park, Washington, Jacksonville, and in Smithfield at Johnston Community College.  For more information, visit