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GRADUATING SENIOR MEGAN OURSLER OFF TO SWEDEN FOR SUMMER SOFTBALL LEAGUE
Megan Oursler is heading to Sweden to play softball after graduation.
After years of schooling and education, the date of graduation from college sends individuals in different directions. For some graduates it is heading off on exotic trips and vacations while others jump right into the work force, putting their education to use. For graduating senior Megan Oursler it is continuing to do what she loves in playing softball and combining it with a chance to see a new part of the world as she is set to head to
“I am very excited to have the opportunity to travel over seas and to meet new people,” said Oursler. “I have never been outside the
“The best part about this opportunity is that I get to keep playing softball,” added Oursler. “There is an overwhelming feeling you get when you realize that this is your last year playing softball, but knowing that I get to keep playing is a great feeling.”
Oursler, who is the first known Retriever softball player to play over seas, will not be the only Retrievers heading to
“Coach Gilbert is the one who really made the trip possible,” said Oursler. “He has helped me get everything together that would be needed to make the transfer. He has provided me with pictures, web pages, and several notes on conversational Swedish so I can learn the language. He has been there to answer any questions about
While Oursler will enjoy a friendly face she will also be able to experience the culture and work with many younger aspiring athletes. The city of
Making the trip more fulfilling, Megan will also be helping coaching a senior league and training beginners and youth as she spreads the sport she loves to play. Oursler’s league runs through the end of August with playoffs in September, giving her the opportunity to experience a different culture and put to good use her experiences from being a student-athlete at UMBC.
“Megan is a class act in every sense of the way,” said UMBC Softball Head Coach Joe French. “She will represent UMBC in a very professional manner and we wish her the best of luck.”