By Myles Goldman
Karis Fuller, a senior sociology major and arts & entertainment editor for The Pioneer, is ready to get back in the pool after separating her shoulder last season.
Fuller’s shoulder injury was caused by constant use. While suffering from her injury last year, Fuller was still able to finish in eighth place at the NCAA Division II 100-yard backstroke and set the fourth fastest time in Division II history. Fuller was also named College Swimming College Conference Swimmer of the Week three times in one season.
Last summer, Fuller did not undergo surgery on her shoulder, opting for electro shock therapy instead.
“My shoulder is only 90 percent better one percent of the time,” Fuller said. Having been treated, she can now get back in the gym to do cardio exercise.
Coming into the 2018-2019 school year, Fuller kept her personal expectations high.
“I’m expecting my performance to be bigger and better,” she said. “I came into college saying that I wanted to be a national champion and I’ve only got one shot left as a senior.”