Ali Newton - Senior, Softball, Biology major
Q & A with Dr. Gary-3/24/16
Q: What is your favorite class experience/ professor experience at Wittenberg?
A: One of my favorite classes at Wittenberg was Literature and Madness with Dr. Davis. Being a biology major I have had little experiences in Hollenbeck, let alone the English department. But taking a break from the sciences and being able to read inspiring literature about important topics like mental health with a class of amazing students was something I will never forget.
Q: What is your most memorable sports moment at Witt?
A: My most memorable sports memories have taken place on our spring break trips to Florida. Spending time away from the stresses of school in the sun, playing the sport I love with the teammates I love even more are by far the best memories I’ve made at Witt.
Q: Why do you enjoy being a Wittenberg Tiger?
A: The sense of community here at Witt is unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of. Not only is Wittenberg a family but there is pride in our school that is unyielding.
Q: To you, what does it mean to Tiger Up?
A: Giving everything you’ve got—for your team, your coaches, your peers, your professors and your community.
Q: What is the most valuable thing you have learned through your sport that is applicable to life?
A: Teamwork and leadership—these traits are directly applicable to many real life situations that I will experience throughout my life. With my team and my school, these skills I’ve learned will aid me in my future endeavors.
Q: What do you see yourself doing after Witt?
A: Pursuing my education in Public Health I hope to make a difference in the lives of others, and no matter where I end up—having the light given to me at Witt, I will pass it on to others.
Q: How did you get involved in your sport? (When did you get involved in your sport? Why did you get involved in your sport?)
A: I started playing softball when I was 5 and never looked back. At the time it was a fun way to stay active as a little girl, growing up I continued to develop the passion of the game and it brought me here to Witt. Softball has taught me many lessons that have shaped me as a person.