Hockey star Megan Carter tells Northeastern graduate class to embrace challenges as something we ‘get to’ do — not an obligation

Build a team to lean on and view challenges as something you “get to do” instead of an obligation, Megan Carter told her classmates at Northeastern University’s graduate commencement Sunday morning at Fenway Park in Boston.

“Putting in the work is something we get to do, not something we have to do,” said Carter, captain of the Northeastern women’s ice hockey team who graduated with a master’s degree in human movement and rehabilitation science.

Introducing Carter, Kenneth Henderson, chancellor and senior vice president for learning, said that Carter was a newly minted double Husky as she graduated from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree in biology last May.

Henderson also commended her achievements both in sports and in academics.Carter received three Elite 90 Academic Recognitions from the National Collegiate Athletic Association in addition to being awarded the Hockey East Best Defender of the Year Award for the second year running and a New England Division 1 All-Star recognition.

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