We believe the well-being of students is more important than their competitive success. While our students have to sacrifice many of their weekends to compete, and miss some classes for nationals, we value your mental health, your well-being, and your happiness above all else.
We don’t use a star system. Students are viewed equally and we do our best not to promote favoritism in coaching/instruction. You can choose what events you do, how many and we’ll help you from the start. We pride ourselves in dedicating as much time to novices as we do the seniors.
We seek to produce well-rounded students. Many of the students on the team are involved in other students organizations and activities on campus. You might hear in college speech you have to “sell your soul” to be good or a valid member of the team. That’s not true here.
We are process-driven and focus on learning first, and competitive success second. Our weekly practices cover concepts that all students can incorporate into their performances and classwork. Learning is at the core of everything we do. Our coaching staff will challenge you with thought-provoking questions and methods to ensure you are prepared for every tournament.
We have an amazing alumni-base and supportive university. BUST alums can be found in Peoria, Chicago and around the country making a difference in their professions. They are well-connected with the team and we rely immensely on their support. The Communication Department and the campus as a whole also values our team and supports what we do.