Nate RaySenior Spotlight: Nate Ray

Some people love the rolling prairie grasses of the central plains in South Dakota, and each year, more than half a million people take an interest in Mitchell, S.D., visiting the infamous Corn Palace and surrounding ‘maize mazes.’

Billings native Nate Ray, however, didn’t really see what was so great about South Dakota. 

After spending his freshman year at Dakota Wesleyan University in Mitchell, he transferred to RMC.

“I liked the people [in S.D.], but it just wasn’t for me,” Nate says. “I had originally wanted to get out of state, but I’m thankful for all the times I’ve spent with my teammates at RMC.”

Nate’s found his time on the field helps in the classroom, as well.

“It’s helped me get better acquainted with professors,” he says. “They’ll come up and say ‘good game,’ and it’s easier for me to talk to them in the classroom.”

Although unsure about his plans, with a double major in business and sports management, along with a minor in economics, Nate is confident in his future success.

“With business it’s so broad, I can go a lot of places, and with sports management I can possibly be an agent,” he says. “If you put in the time and effort, it’ll pay off.”

While Nate Ray may have been unsure in the beginning of his college career, he gained confidence along the way; he just had to leave Billings for a while to figure it out.