Quimby balances softball while maintaining academics

A sophomore kinesiology major, proving her value as an Ichabod woman’s softball player with a .233 batting average, six RBI’s and six runs scored in 2013 season, Quimby already has her sights set on another solid season starting off with a .500 batting average so far this year. 

Michael McDonald, [email protected], is freshman business major.

A dedicated hard worker on and off the field Marina Quimby, a sophomore kinesiology major, proves her value as an Ichabod woman’s softball player with a .233 batting average, six RBI’s, and six runs scored in 2013 season, Quimby already has her sights set on another solid season starting off with a .500 batting average so far this year.

Quimby grew up in Aurora, Co., and sense she was a kid Quimby always wore the number 5 on the back of her jersey same as her father. Quimby grew up with two younger sisters and now her 13-year-old sister Morgan wears the number 5.

“It feels so good just to know that I’m doing something that my sisters look up too,” said Quimby. “It reminds me everyday that I’m really lucky to be where I am. It motivates me on those days when it’s hard, knowing I have someone looking up to me. I’m no longer doing this for myself.”

When Quimby was younger her parents were involved in a lot of different sports, which lead to her playing softball, involvement in ballet, and even bowling for a short while. Unfortunately, the form of bowling goes completely against the mechanics of softball pitching says Quimby and my passion for softball.

Quimby attend Grandview High School, during her high school career Quimby made all-conference three years in a row and was an first team all-city her senior year. Off the field Quimby kept a 4.0 during high school earning her three letters, and was first team academic all state pick. To top it off, Quimby was named honor athlete of the year, only one female is chosen per year for the award as a reflection of their entire high school career.

“It’s hard, but it’s just a standard I set for myself.” Said Quimby, “I’m sure I’ll get a B in college, these classes aren’t easy, but I’ve always put forth my best effort and it just so happens that’s earned me straight A’s so far.”

Quimby has been on the Deans Honor Roll all three semesters of her college career. She is also on the MIAA’s Academic Honor Roll, one of only three at Washburn.