This year Eph Sports Information engaged in a video project where at least one athlete from each of the 32 Eph varsity teams was interviewed. The head coach of each Eph team nominated an athlete from his or her team.
We wanted to show that not only are there talented athletes here on the Williams campus, but they are serious about their studies and engaged in multiple other activities as well.
Our efforts confirmed all of the above and we found out some other cool things:
-- Many athletes singled out faculty members as inspirations and mentors
-- Golfer Jacob "Junk" Watt-Morse '17 was a triple major
-- Gabz Amos-Grosser '17 explained why women's soccer wears cow suits to the Final Four & made an appeal for a job in her interview with a firm and it worked
-- Tobias Muellers '18 almost did not compete in athletics at Williams, but is now a 3-sport athlete, 3-time All-American, and possessed the highest cumulative GPA of all of the competitors at the 2017 NCAA Indoor Track Championships.
-- Eric Davis '17 was hired as a District Sales Manager before the fall semester of his senior year because he so impressed with his efforts in a summer job opportunity
-- Brenna Martinez '18 was most grateful to be able to study abroad for the fall semester and then compete in softball in the spring
-- David Folsom '17 is joining the Peace Corps
-- Olivia Clark '17 & Olivia Jackson '17 were actually teammates in junior high and did not know they had each applied early to Williams until they became teammates again
-- Caitlin Buckley '17 & Chris Lyons '17 were not even recruited and yet ended up being team captains
Thanks go to Associate Sports Information Director Kris Dufour who came up with this idea and Angela Chan '19 and Tobi Popoola '19 for their video editing talents.
We will be continuing this venture in 2017-18.
As a bonus we're also including a link to "The Legend of T Bear," a most unusual story about the men's cross-country team's "unofficial-official" mascot – http://bit.ly/2rmLNSx
As an extra special bonus we are also including "All 18 for 18," a video profile of Justin Edwards '17 (https://youtu.be/xLg1JLh9ZkU) who managed to webcast each of the 18 sports we webcast through NSN Sports in his four, oops, make that three years. Justin was away for his junior year at the University of London, where, of course, he hosted a weekly sports talk show.