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March 20, 2008

Wading his time Georgetown's super-human student atlete doesn't miss a beat in the classroom or on the field

GEORGETOWN — Multitasking is how human beings juggle their busy and occasionally chaotic lifestyles. Some folks multitask terribly — cutting corners, forgetting details, leaving goals unfinished. A select few do so with ease, deliberate finesse as it were; making the rounds, putting in the effort, managing time.

Dealing with stress is a common fixture among students and athletes, and the combination makes it even harder.

Georgetown's Brandon Wade, a tri-captain in football, basketball and lacrosse, as well as president of his senior class, is aware of the stress that accompanies a multitasking student-athlete.

Coming from an athletic family, Wade, son of Jeffrey and Elizabeth and brother to Corey and Tyler, is a person that puts effort into everything he does. He's the type that won't quit, won't accept failure and won't second guess what he believes to be most important: Making his family proud.

When others tip-toe, Wade's running, and when some are skipping, the senior with the astronomic 4.98 GPA, is leaping.

Mike Rowinski, Wade's basketball coach for the last three years, has only seen Wade give up in a game once.

"We were down by a lot and Brandon just gave up," Rowinski said. "I had never seen it before so it came to me as a shock. He looked frustrated when I asked him what the problem was, and he didn't answer.

"It was well after the game when someone came up to me with an explanation," said Rowinski. "He had a blister the size of half dollar on his toe. Even though he was in pain, he didn't want anybody to know."

Rowinski knows that the Royals program will be losing a special individual when Wade finally leaves.

"He's a winner," said Rowinski, who would've given Wade his third straight defensive player of the year award, but deemed it fitting to give him the Coach's Award instead. "A true competitor. For his size, he's as tough as it comes. If you're going to bet on someone to be successful, really, there's no other candidate."

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