Player Bio: Emma Powers

Number: 02
Year: 09
Position: UT
Hometown/School: Philadelphia, Pa./Shipley School
Height: 5-2

Emma Powers joins the Polar Bears for her third season this spring. Emma's speed on the base path and her ability to hit away from the right side or slap from the left side will keep opponents guessing. Defensively, Emma is an outfielder, although she did pitch during her freshman year. Emma plans to double major in Psychology and Spanish. Last fall, Emma studied in Barcelona, Spain at the University of Barcelona. Emma took all of her classes in Spanish, and being immersed in Spanish culture allowed her to become a fluent Spanish speaker. Around campus, Emma writes for Bowdoin's newspaper, The Orient and works for the Bowdoin Cable Network. In her free time, Emma enjoys hanging out with friends, going to the movies, shopping, and eating - she is also a member of the softball team's Varsity Eating Squad. A graduate of Shipley School in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, Emma is the daughter of Bob and Lauren Powers, and she has a younger sister, Olivia, 13. Emma also has two dogs: Melony, a black lab and Norbeart, a golden retriever.

What's your favorite team memory?
My favorite team memory is probably dancing to "Heart Beats Fast" in the car on the way back from a win in Florida. Our countless trips to Dairy Queen have also been memorable events!

What's your favorite class at Bowdoin?
My favorite class at Bowdoin has been Putnam's Infant and Child Development Psychology class. Putnam was incredibly engaging and enthusiastic, and the class also involved an internship at the Bowdoin Child Center, which was a great experience and a lot of fun.

What's on your iPod right now?
Hannah Montana and High School Musical

Who/What is your biggest influence in your life?
My dad is the biggest influence in my life. He has shown me through his own diligence that working hard allows you to achieve, and that it is always important to do what you love to do.

What's your favorite Bowdoin thing?
I love a lot of things about Bowdoin, but I would have to say that my favorite Bowdoin thing is the Bowdoin ice cream log. It is delicious, tasty, and unique to Bowdoin!

What are you looking forward to this season?
I think that we have all been working really hard this preseason, and are hoping to have a promising and successful season. Most of all, I can't wait to have fun with the team in Florida, on the field, and off the field.