Capital University softball junior Maura Rose took us inside a typical day in her life through Instagram photos as part of the university's "And Experience" initiative.
Rose, a native of Williamsport, Pa., took time to show us what life is like for student-athletes at Capital. The criminology and sociology major's typical day includes a full class schedule and a work study position with Capital's public safety department in addition to practice, travel and games with the softball program.
A three-year starter at catcher and first base, Rose has been one of the team's top run producers over the last two years, ranking fourth in the Ohio Athletic Conference in runs batted in last season, when the Crusaders won the OAC regular season championship and reached the NCAA Division III Tournament. Rose and the Crusaders wrap up the 2014 regular season next week.
Part of the experience of being a Crusader is having the ability to be both a student and an athlete, and not to have to choose one or the other. This "and" experience – the uniquely satisfying ability to be both a student and an athlete – should be celebrated.
We encourage student-athletes to share their photos of experiences in the classroom, in the community and beyond with us on Instagram, using the hashtags #AndExp and #capfam. We've got the athletics side covered – now we want your input on the rest of the college experience.
Visit the Capital University Instagram Page at the link above or see below for photos covering Rose's typical day.
Rose takes part in a hitting workout on a recent off day.
Rose enjoys her daily lunch - Ramen noodles.
Rose heads to public safety for her work study job on campus.
Rose says her daily nap helps "keep me young".
Outside of the team's locker room prior to a recnet game.
Rose and teammates pose for a selfie before a recent game.