Jordan Cressman - Women's Tennis

Jordan Cressman - Women's Tennis

Class: Senior
Major: Accounting with a Pre-Law minor
Hometown: Bowmanstown, Pa.


Why did you choose ENC?

“At first I wanted to go to a big public university. The University of Pittsburgh was my number one choice but I didn’t enjoy my visit to the school. I knew I wanted to go to school in a big city or close to one so I looked up ‘small school’ in specific cities and somehow ENC came up. So I came up to visit and really enjoyed it. Coach Popa was super cool and the school had everything I was looking for. I wanted to do a Pre-Law minor program and I’ve always been interested in accounting. Also, when I was walking around taking a tour, everyone said ‘Hello’ and it was really nice. The campus size was great because I felt like I was on a campus and not in a city but Boston is super close and I had never been to Boston before coming to ENC.”


What has been your favorite moment as a student-athlete at ENC?

“I think just being on a team that genuinely cares about you as a person and also works well together. If you don’t play your best, everyone is supportive of you.”


Do you have any pre-match superstitions?

“I always wear the same socks and headband when I play.”


Tell me something about you that people might not know.

“I speak German … kind of well."


Talk the experience you had spending last semester at Point Loma Nazarene University.

“I was feeling a little bored here but I wanted to go somewhere I had never been. I went with one of my best friends so it was really cool having her there as well. It was definitely a growing experience for me. I didn’t know anything about the school and I had never been out to California. Going there by myself and only knowing one other person was hard at first because it was second semester and everyone already had their friend groups. It was hard to put yourself out there and make friends but I learned that its important to go for it and introduce yourself even though it isn’t necessarily my personality. Overall, it was a pretty awesome experience.”


What are your post-graduation plans? 

“I would like to go to law school. I want to do a dual program to get my J.D. and M.B.A. From there I would like to hopefully become a corporate lawyer in New York City.”


How has your experience as a student-athlete at ENC helped prepare you for your future endeavors?

“I think it helped me become a well-rounded individual by balancing matches, practice, being president of a club and a ministry, along with my academics. I learned how to manage my time while also keeping up a pretty good GPA. I think that managing your time effectively is important for any future grad school or career and even your personal life."