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Malakia Gowan
Photo of Malakia Gowan, head scarf, wearing RIT Track/Field jersey, arms crossed, facing camera and smiling

Sport/Position: Track and Field: shot put, disc

Graduation Year: 2017

Major: Laboratory Science Technology

Hometown/State: New Orleans, Louisiana

Why did you pick RIT/NTID? They had my major, and I have an opportunity to learn in both the deaf and hearing worlds.

Clubs/Activities: I joined the rugby club for the first time. I also joined volleyball for Brick Festival, intramurals and the Deaf Volleyball Association (DVA) two years ago. I plan to join DVA this year.

Hobbies/Interests outside of athletics: I'm up for anything.

What’s the best part about being here as a RIT/NTID student-athlete? It challenges me to meet goals and improve on self-discipline.

Favorite on-campus food spot: My favorite on campus food spot is Salsarita’s.

Where do you do your homework? In my room and the community room, and sometimes in Nathaniel Rochester Hall.

If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring? My boyfriend, a volleyball, and blankets.

Hidden talent: Modeling/photography.

What’s your life motto? "Keep it Movin’."