Each weekday, the athletics department will be releasing "Senior Day" profiles for all of our spring student-athletes. For a full list of profiles, please click HERE
Today's profile is on MCLA Baseball player and SAAC President Ben Durland.
Durland is a four year member of the Trailblazers. He has appeared in 71 games and collected 30 hits during that span. He batted .318 as a sophomore after going 14-44 on the season. Durland has scored 35 runs in his career and swiped nine bases.
The Wachusett High School graduate has been a member of the Dean's List, the MASCAC All Academic Team, and has been heavily involved in SAAC, including his presidency.
Durland is a Business Major while earning concentrations in Marketing and Sports Management.
Here are some more tidbits on Durland:
Campus Groups/Clubs/Organizations you are a part of: President of SAAC
Favorite Athlete/Moment of your athletics career: Xander Bogaerts
Favorite Sports Teams: Red Sox
What is your favorite place to eat around North Adams: Freightyard
What is your favorite thing about MCLA?: My teammates
What do you miss the most about competing this Spring?: Taking the field with my teammates.
What advice would you give other students in your program?: Do not take anything for granted, put 100% in 24/7.
Favorite memory being involved in MCLA Athletics: The Florida trips to start our season
Favorite professor and class at MCLA, elaborate why: Professor O'Connor (both of them). They introduced me to the world of business and marketing
Current TV Show Binge?: The stranger
What is your dream job?: Product marketer
Favorite Phone App?: Instagram
Favorite Sport besides the one you play: Slow pitch softball
Favorite Movie: Jurassic Park