Mickey Hersey: Outstanding Student in Exercise Science

A photo of Mickey Hersey.
Photo courtesy Mickey Hersey.

Michaela (Mickey) Hersey is the 2024 Outstanding Student in Kinesiology and Physical Education, Exercise Science concentration in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. Hersey is a Presidential Scholar, who minored in psychology and business administration during her time at the UMaine. She also served as an assistant coach for the Brewer High School indoor track, outdoor track and cross country teams, as well a summer youth track coach for the Brewer Parks and Recreation Department. Read more below.

Hometown: Brewer, Maine

High School: Brewer High School

Parents: Christopher and Michele Hersey

Special thanks: I would like to thank the School of Kinesiology, Physical Education and Athletic Training and all the professors for a great four years. This program has provided me with the background I need as I enter graduate school for physical therapy and has introduced me to some of my lifelong friends. Thank you to my brother Tyler, friends and extended family for being my cheer squad. Most importantly, I thank my parents, Christopher and Michele, for being so supportive my entire life—I would not be in this position without you!

Favorite UMaine memory: One of my favorite UMaine classroom memories was learning to tape ankles in professor Alicia Lacy’s class, KPE 250: Prevention and Care for Sports Injury. It was such a fun bonding experience taping classmates and learning other techniques. Additionally, I will always cherish the memories of playing pickle ball every Thursday with classmates Brooke, Kimmy and Kailee at the Student Recreation Center.