Maggie Murphy, the Miami University softball team’s standout sophomore infielder, breaks down her day into three parts: class, lifting and practice.
The data analytics major starts her Thursday with two classes, the second of which is GLG 111, The Dynamic Earth, located in Shideler Hall.
After class she makes off to Miami’s Walter L. Gross Jr. Family Student Athlete Development Center with a handful of teammates and a strength coach. The ladies continually rotate through their exercises and ask their coach for pointers on how to get the most out of their exercises. Lifting sessions typically don’t take as long during the season, so there’s a break before practice at the field later in the afternoon.
Down at the softball field, Murphy attends batting practice, where she takes turns with a teammate between batting and loading the pitching machine. During batting practice, teammates help each other out creating a comforting environment where constructive tips are welcomed.
Then Murphy’s group heads outside to put their cleats on and grab sunglasses to practice catching and throwing with a partner.
Murphy’s favorite part of her day is “hanging out with my teammates whether it is at practice or just in the dorm.” The teammate atmosphere is friendly and full of laughs throughout both practice sessions.