Welcome to My Personal Page
Family and friends,
It is mind blowing to say that I am heading into my junior season with the University of North Dakota softball team. Time flies! The experineces I have had with this program in the past two and a half years have shaped the person I am today. Life as a student-athlete is challenging without a doubt, but I wouldn't trade it for the world. Day-to-day life consists of balancing classes, practice, workouts, community service, and involvment in other campus groups such as hawkademy and FCA. Busy has begun to feel quite normal. The countless memories and lifelong friendships that have come out of my time in Grand Forks are irreplacible.
School: I plan to earn my undergraduate degree in the spring of 2018 with a major in psychology and a minor in communcations. After my time at UND, I plan on attending graduate school for Occupational Therapy. I am very passionate about OT and pursuing a career where I will be working to improve the lives of others.
Community Service: UND has provided me with many amazing opportunities to make a difference in the community. This year we have been able to be involved with Special Olympics, Salvation Army bell ringing, exchanging Pen Pal letters with elementary students, and helping out in kindergarten classrooms. I am thankful for the opportunity to have an impact on the Grand Forks comminty and to represent the UND softball team in a positive manner.
Campus Involvement: This year I am a member of the student athlete leadership academy called HAWKademy. Through this program we are able to learn how to become better leaders and how to apply the skills we learn to our sport as well as our daily lives. I am also a member of the leadership team for Fellowship of Christian Athletes. It has been amazing to see our FCA huddle grow from 8 athletes during my freshman year, to as many as 50 athletes tihs fall. FCA provides the opportunity to advance my faith while creating community among other student-athletes on campus. It has been a huge blessing in my time at UND. I am actively involved in my home church in Grand Forks, Hope Evangelical Covenant Church. I have been volunteering with the Youth group at Hope for the past two years.
Softball: I have recently made a transition from pitching to playing first base. This has been a challenging transition, but I am so thankful for the opportunity to get better every day. I am very excited about the upcoming season. With 10 great additions to our team, we went 8-0 in our fall season. We have been working extremely hard and we are eagerly awaiting our season opener at Louisiana Tech. We are so lucky to be able to travel the country throughout our season, this year playing in Lousiana, Florida, South Carolina, California, Utah, and Idaho, to name a few. We can't wait to get on the field and see our hard work pay off.
I owe much of my development as an athlete and growth as an individual to Grand Forks and the University of North Dakota. The opportunity I have been provided with to play softball at the Division 1 level is a blessing that compares to no other. However, this opportunity comes at an expense. North Dakota weather forces us to travel great distances to compete during the season, which leads to incredible travel expenses. However, we also have expenses in the areas of equipment, apparel, and facilities. Without help from fundraising, we would not have had the opportunities that have helped us build our program to where it is today. If you feel inclined to donate, your donation would support our program and help us to keep striving toward our goals.
Thank you for your consideration and support. Go Hawks!!
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