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MTSU softball players manage college life on the road

By Kayla Walker

MTN Sports Reporter

March 8, 2021

From the start of the spring season, the MTSU softball team has only played away games thus far, challenging each player to learn how to juggle classes while being on the road.

The softball team has started 6-8 on the season, with all 14 games played on the road so far. Players have had to develop ways for them to be successful on the field and in the classroom.

“It is nice that because of COVID a lot of our classes are online, all of mine are so it’s easy to do work on the road,” said senior shortstop Summer Burgess. “We traveling Thursday-Sunday, so that only gives us three days here in Murfreesboro. It’s tough but you know, you learn time management when you’re a student athlete, so I’m pretty used to it by now. Since this is my fifth year.”

Being a college athlete is a big responsibility to uphold but learning to manage it while traveling is an obstacle in itself.

“I expected it to be a lot of hard work and a lot of challenges,” said freshman infielder Amaya Harris. “I know I had to work extra hard since I’m a freshman coming in and playing positions with players that are juniors and seniors.”

The Lady Raiders host the MTSU Invitational this weekend, starting with games against Dayton and North Dakota State on Friday.


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