Kendall Johnson had tremendous success as a student-athlete at Shippensburg University.

On the volleyball court, the Chesterfield, Va. native was a part of a Shippensburg Raider squad that posted a 98-35 record from 2016-19. She ranks third all-time at Shippensburg with 312 block assists and ninth all-time at Shippensburg with 1,097 kills.

But volleyball was only one part of Kendall’s SHIP experience.

“I wanted the opportunity to excel in the classroom and on the field. At SHIP, I was able to achieve my athletic and academic goals as well as prepare for my career post-grad,” Johnson said.

A biology/pre-med major and a biochemistry minor, Johnson graduated with a 3.5 GPA. She now works as a medical scribe in her home state.

“I had advisors and professors invested in my post-graduate plans. This made for a seamless transition from SHIP to my current employment,” Johnson said.

It was the personal attention provided by her advisors and instructors that helped Johnson to visualize and pursue her future after graduation.

“I was able to work with my advisors to create a post-graduate plan, including employment and volunteer experience, to prepare me for a career in the medical field. My opportunities to build research and leadership experience made me a more competitive candidate in my post-graduate pursuits,” Johnson said.

Johnson, an All-Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) performer, finished her athletic career as one of the best middle blockers in school history. With her pre-med experience at SHIP, she is now prepared to begin her career in the medical field.