Nathan Barney
Hometown: Chicago, IL
Intended Major: Sports Media

Butler University is excited to welcome an exceptional group of first-year students this coming fall. Read on to get to know Nathan Barney, one member of the Class of 2024.  

What were you involved with during high school?

I played baseball through sophomore year and then discovered crew. After my team won gold at Midwest Rowing Championships, I was chosen to row for the Olympic Development program last summer. I was also a retreat leader for freshmen and seniors this past year and have been a volunteer coach for the Chicago Blackhawks’ Special Hockey team for the past five years.

What drew you to Butler?

I went on a campus visit as a sophomore, and I felt early on that this might be the place for me. From that very first time I set foot on campus, I felt like I belonged at Butler. Everyone has been so welcoming. Smaller class sizes mean your professors will know your name, but there are still a ton of opportunities you would typically only see at bigger schools.

What is your favorite part about Butler?

I love that Butler is a smaller school with really big school spirit.

What do you hope to major or minor in?

I am currently enrolled in the College of Communication as a Sports Media major. I’m also thinking about minoring in Strategic Communication.

What are you most excited about?

I’m most excited to meet new people, explore internship opportunities, and go to basketball games at Hinkle Fieldhouse.