You have to go in there and be prepared for in any situation. I use that when I face an opponent because you really don’t know what you are up against.
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Baldwin City, Kan. (PRWEB) February 1, 2010
Baker University student Mioshia Wagoner, pursuing a degree in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution, balances her classwork and is a world-class female boxer.
Wagoner, proud of her Navajo and Chickasaw heritage, has claimed several boxing titles. Among her accomplishments are the Native American championship in 2007; the National Championship in 2008; and the silver medal in the Women’s World Championship, held in China in 2008; and most recently state and regional championships in 2009.
“Boxing challenges you mentally and physically — basically all aspects in your life,” said Wagoner, who became interested in boxing after attending Amateur Fight Night at Haskell Indian Nations University. “You have to keep that passion to get better; you have to train; and you have to watch what you eat.”
There also parallels between boxing and working on a degree in conflict management, Wagoner said. “You have to go in there and be prepared for in any situation,” Wagoner said. “I use that when I face an opponent because you really don’t know what you are up against. Going in with that mindset and being ready to expect anything helps a lot.”
After graduating from Baker, Wagoner plans to return to use her degree in Arizona to use her degree.
“I felt there is a big need for people to resolve conflict in any situation such as relationships and businesses,” she said. “I feel people who are trained to help mediate and negotiate creates a better situation for everybody. I know it helps me personally to deal with people and communicate with them.
“I enjoy boxing and being a student at Baker. I want to take the skills from Baker and apply them to my life and family. Hopefully, one day I will help my tribe back home.”
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