This special spotlight on graduating student-athlete Dion Murombe was written by Hunter Glaze.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
Dion enjoys playing golf with his buddies, cutting hair, and continuously working on his truck! He is from Plano, Texas, and chooses to listen to gospel music before meets and during workouts to get his mind right.
What did you accomplish in your time at UA Little Rock?
Dion is a very accomplished triple jumper for UA Little Rock as he has the second best jump in school history! He has made the conference meet every year of competition while formerly being the Coleman Sports and Recreation Complex indoor record holder.
Why did you decide to get a degree in business analytics?
Dion graduates with his bachelor’s degree in business analytics this December. He chose this degree because of the increased demand on big data along with his eagerness about the topic of analytics.
Tell me about your time as a Trojan athlete. What are some of the highlights?
As a Trojan athlete, Dion loved all of the home meets as those built great camaraderie with the team as both women’s and men’s teams finished first in the Little Rock Invitational last year! Mr. Murombe says his favorite memory will come at the end of this year as the Trojans look to seriously compete for an OVC championship. Last year, the men and women placed second, and it has left a bad taste in their mouths all season.
Tell me about either a favorite experience or memory at UA Little Rock or a favorite course you took.
One of Dion’s favorite memories occurred in the face of adversity as he overcame a season-ending injury the season prior. There was no guarantee that he would be able to jump again for the maroon and silver but with a stellar rehab and strong will, he was able to have a tremendous first meet back and a great season.
What’s next for you?
Following graduation, Dion looks to get his personal training certification to train athletes of all sorts. Long-term, he looks to have his own strength training company where he looks forward to serving athletes.