GOSHEN, Ind.- Star pitcher for Bethel Natalie Newell values her education over softball.
“Being able to play softball is like the cherry on top,” is what Newell told Write on Sports campers earlier this morning.
Some college athletes can find it hard to find time for school during athletics, but not Natalie. She said that it’s huge to be able to find that balance. She speaks the truth because sometimes she even has to do her homework on the bus going and coming back from games.
To show that she works hard on the field as well as in the classroom, she won the Academic All-American award this past year at Bethel.
“It was the best award I have ever won,” said Newell.
After graduating from Bethel in 2015 she looks to use her degree in Elementary Education.