Personal Essay: The Importance Of Playing A Sport In College

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When you go to a college sporting event,how do you feel? Like many people, I get excited to see good games and players. I’m the first in my family to get the opportunity to play a sport in college. Playing a sport in college is a big accomplishment because you get to play a sport that you love while going to school.
I’m going to be introducing myself by talking about my sports background, the college I’m going to and my major, and my plans after college.

Growing up all I can remember is playing sports. I played a lot of different sports growing up in school and for select teams like basketball, volleyball, softball, and soccer.
Like many people, I grew up watching sports on TV with my family and dreaming about playing in college one day.
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My grandparents were also a big part of my life growing up and they both live in Granite City.
My family pushed me to play as many sports and I could. Growing up, I fell in love with softball. When I was 10, I played on a select team called the Black Widows.They made me the pitcher and I picked it up right away. I traveled all over and made lots of friends.
When I was 12, I played on a team from St.Louis called the Elite. We went to nationals in Peoria, Illinois and won. It was an amazing experience that I will never forget.
After a few years of playing select softball, I finally came to high school and played on the school team. I made All Conference as a freshman and we won more games than the previous years.
Last summer I played with the Black Widows again and we went to Rochester, Minnesota for nationals. It was one of the best weeks of my life and I will never forget it. We ended up winning the whole thing out of 50 teams and I pitched the championship game. I remember the game still like it was

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