Via the Red Wings on Twitter, Western Michigan University’s Erin Flynn penned an article discussing Danny DeKeyser’s decision to finish his general studies degree at WMU over the course of the past two seasons:
Congrats to @DetroitRedWings defenseman Danny DeKeyser on completing his degree from Western Michigan https://t.co/upy2Mz667w pic.twitter.com/3bOxgrR0ih— College Hockey Inc. (@collegehockey) July 11, 2019
Here’s a portion of Flynn’s article:
Students enrolled in [Extended University Programs] can take as many or as few credits at a time as they choose, while taking classes on main campus, regional campuses or—like DeKeyser—entirely online.
“When we travel, we have a little bit of down time in hotels or on plane rides, so it gave me something to do and kept me busy while I was on the road,” DeKeyser explains.
Juggling professional and student life—and having a new baby right in the middle of it all—wasn’t easy.
“There were a few times where it was tough and I thought, ‘I don’t want to do this.’ Getting in at 3 a.m. on the road and the next day we’d have practice, and then I’d have to do homework. It was definitely different than what I was used to,” says DeKeyser. “But, overall, I liked it and enjoyed learning.”