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“Here at Michigan, Olympians coach me. Nobel Prize winners lecture me. I eat lunch with All-Americans. In the athletic training room, I sit next to Big Ten champions. I meet with prize-winning authors during their office hours. I take class notes next to American record-holders. I walk to class with members of national championship teams. I open doors once opened by Oscar-winning actors, former Presidents and astronauts ... it's all in the day of a Michigan student-athlete.”
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Michigan softball isn't just about playing softball. Through the program, you grow as an individual -- mentally, physically and emotionally. Every day as a Wolverine, I was pushed in all three of these aspects, making me into the athlete I am today. A saying that Jen Brundage used during games often was, 'Your best can beat their best on any day of the week.' I take that saying with me every time I go out on the mound, sometimes facing the best hitters in the world.
My time at Michigan taught me the true meaning of team and tradition. When we stepped into our Maize and Blue leotards at the beginning of each season, we competed for something much greater than ourselves. We competed for each other, for our University, and for the Michigan women who came before us and created the incredible tradition. My experiences taught me about leadership, respect and loyalty.
Academics are important because ultimately that is the reason we are at Michigan: to earn a college degree. Academics help us fine-tune our skills to be the best well-rounded person we can be. Not only do we want to be great athletes, but we want to succeed after we hang up our suit and goggles.
Being a student-athlete at the University of Michigan helped me gain confidence. I knew that I was stretching myself in the class room and on the track, and the greatest developments happened when I was asked to do things I didn't know I could do. Michigan prepared me for a world-class career and for the opportunity to compete in three Olympic Games -- that changed my life! My time at Michigan sharpened me to be able to compete with the very best in the world! Every time I toed the starting line, I knew I was prepared to give my all, and that confidence has transcended into other areas of my life. My decision to attend Michigan made all the difference in the world.