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THE BUSINESS OF BOBSLEDDING

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Awaski Frimpong, marketing student at Utah Valley University's Woodbury School of Business, leads a double life as both a business student and member of the Dutch national bobsledding team. Frimpong was originally a track and field star for his country, but after a tryout in 2012 coaches recognized his potential to crossover into bobsledding. He uses the lessons he learns in track and bobsledding to help him excel in academics as a business student. He will graduate in April with his bachelor's degree in marketing.

"Working hard as an athlete has definitely transitioned into life as a student," said Frimpong. "Life is about pushing to the next level and being patient."

According to Frimpong, when he is finished with both his degree from UVU and his career on the Dutch national team, he is looking forward to a career in business and marketing..