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 player Erika Quackenbush.
Quackenbush has excelled in all phases of being a student-athlete. Academically, she is a member of the Dean's List and MASCAC All Academic Teams. She is also a member of Chi Alpha Sigma.
On the field, Quackenbush was named team MVP last season and has been an integral component of the program as a utility player. Last season, she batted .323 with 20 RBI's and 18 runs scored. She belted two home runs last season and four in her career. Quackenbush batted a very respectable .321 over the course of her career in North Adams.
She also appeared in 13 games in the circle for the Trailblazers.
The Hoosick Falls, NY native will graduate with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with concentrations in Psychology and Sociology. She also will minor in Criminal Justice and Social Work.
Here are more of Quackenbush's hobbies and likes during her time at MCLA:
Campus Groups/Clubs/Organizations you are a part of: Intramural/ NSLS
Favorite Athlete/Moment of your athletics career: First at bat as a freshman- hit a home run
Favorite Sports Teams: Kansas City Chiefs
What is your favorite place to eat around North Adams: Triple Scoop
What is your favorite thing about MCLA?: Class size
What do you miss the most about competing this Spring?: Making memories on and off the field with teammates
What advice would you give other students in your program?: Never take for granted a single game or practice because you never know when it can be your last.
What are your plans after graduation?: Getting a job in law enforcement and/or social work
Favorite memory being involved in MCLA Athletics: First game back after shoulder surgery
Favorite professor and class at MCLA, elaborate why: Alex Daugherty-Probation because it pointed me in the direction of pursuing criminal justice
Current TV Show Binge?: River dale
What is your dream job?: Anything working with kids or animals
Favorite Phone App?: Snap Chat
Favorite Sport besides the one you play: Field Hockey
Favorite Movie: Someone Great