Highland softball player Audrey Robinson will continue playing playing that sport at Wittenberg University, where she is planning to look into occupational therapy as a major.
For her, Wittenberg seemed like the perfect college to attend. While she also considered Pennsylvania’s Thiel College, she noted that the closer proximity of Wittenberg helped her make her decision.
“I really love the environment and the coaching staff was welcoming,” she said. “The campus is small — they call it the ‘Witt bubble’ — and everything you need is inside it.”
For Robinson, the opportunity to play collegiate softball is something she’s looked forward to for some time.
“Pretty much since I started softball when I was five or six years old,” she said. “I started off playing with friends and then would get more competitive with it.”
She noted that she currently is expected to be a utility player for Wittenberg, with expectations to play at catcher and shortstop. She views her energy level as a positive she can bring from high school to college softball.
“A lot of energy and being really loud on and off the field.”
One thing that excites her about playing for Wittenberg is how a good friend currently is on the roster in Westerville North graduate Emily Jones, who was a freshman during the 2022 season.
“Being able to play with my best friend and having four years years playing the sport I love,” are the things she mentioned being most excited about doing while at the university.
She also is looking forward to meeting new friends.
“I’ll really try getting to know the environment and where I stand and getting new bonds with people,” she said.
One thing she will miss at her new university will be the bonds she created over the years with her Highland teammates.
“Definitely the group of girls,” she said. “I’ve been with most of them since I was five or six years old.”
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