This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Ian Thomsen.
Becoming a basketball star worthy of a Division 1 scholarship is a dream come true for millions of people. For Coleman Stucke, DMSB'23, a 6-foot-7 Canadian, it wasn't enough.
“I was sitting in a pretty dark spot, struggling with a lot of anxiety and was in a depressed state in a lot of ways,” he says.
His transformation while at Northeastern University has been amazing. Stucke will graduate this summer with a 3.8 grade-point average in business administration in just three years—while starting at forward for the basketball team.
Married last summer, he'll be passing up his senior year of basketball to enter the seminary.
“Christ found me in that low point and saved my life,” Stucke says of the year before he arrived at Northeastern. “That changed my life and gave me meaning, gave me purpose, hope and joy.”