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 Softball's Julia Parker!
Parker would've completed her third season in a Trailblazer uniform this spring. Parker has been a tremendous student as she's been a member of the Dean's List, MASCAC All Academic Team, and was inducted into Sigma Tau Delta througnout her academic career. She also serves as the President of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and is a member of the PAAC.
On the softball field, Parker had appeared in 28 games over her first two seasons as a Trailblazer. She was used as a utility player, but primarily saw action in the outfield.
Parker is set to graduate with a degree in English/Communications along with a concentration in Public Relations and Corporate Communications, and a minor in Marketing. She was also involved in the Athletics department through the Sports Information office during her time in North Adams.
Here are some of Parker's favorite moments during her time in North Adams:
Favorite Moment of your athletics career: Going 4 for 4 with all home runs in a single game
Favorite Sports Teams: Florida Gators, New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox
What is your favorite place to eat around North Adams: Ramuntos
What is your favorite thing about MCLA?: MCLA has so many opportunities to offer their students
What do you miss the most about competing this Spring?: Competing with my amazing teammates
What advice would you give other students in your program?: Keep putting in the work, and strive to be the example that everyone wishes to be themselves
What are your plans after graduation?: Securing a job in marketing or public relations in Boston
Favorite memory being involved in MCLA Athletics: Winning the game against Trinity College my freshman year in Florida, it was my first win with the team and the energy was amazing
Favorite professor and class at MCLA, elaborate why: Professor LeSage and Public Relations, I originally was not supposed to be in this class because I was a freshman among many upperclassmen, and he almost did not let me enroll, but he took a chance with me and it ended up being one of the best classes I've ever taken and I knew I was on the right career path
Current TV Show Binge?: NCIS
What is your dream job?: Director of Marketing/Communications
Favorite Phone App?: Snapchat
Favorite Sport besides the one you play: Football
Favorite Movie: Kingsman: The Secret Service