Player Bio: Becca Austin

Number: 10
Year: 10
Position: D
Hometown/School: E. Millinocket, Maine/Phillips Exeter
Height: 5-7

What sports did you play in High School? What honors did you earn?
I played on the varsity soccer, basketball and lacrosse teams throughout high school. I was a co-captain and MVP winner in basketball and in lacrosse. I was also an Exeter Lacrosse award-winner, All-American and I played on the 2005 All-Star team for our division.

What academic honors did you earn in High school?
Throughout my four years at Exeter I received high academic honors, earning math, music and science awards as a junior and senior. Upon graduation I was rewarded a silver cup for my combined excellence in the classroom, on the athletic fields and leadership in the dorm and community.

What sports do you play at Bowdoin? What honors have you earned?
I have also been playing on intramural soccer, basketball, hockey and volleyball teams. In addition, I completed a Leadership Training course with the Bowdoin Outing Club during my freshman year and I now enjoy leading BOC trips both on land and water.

What is your major/minor?
I am currently a biology major with a chemistry minor.

What extracurricular activities do you do at Bowdoin?
A friend and I started a pep band here at Bowdoin this past year (the Polar Pep Band). We have a blast making lots of noise during the big home basketball and hockey games?Go UBears!

Favorite TV show or movie of all time?
My favorite TV show is the Office and my favorite movie- it?s got to be a toss-up between Shrek and Pirates of the Caribbean.

Funniest memory of a Bowdoin lax practice?
In the post season we decided to have one last scrimmage against ourselves to bring a fun closing to the season. To mix things up a bit our goalies played field and some of our field players got to try goal. The best part was when Liz decided to jump in goal because at that point both teams turned toward the same net in hopes of shooting on Coach!

Favorite meal at Bowdoin?
My favorite meal at Bowdoin is the lobster cookout at the beginning of the year, BUT the best piece of everyday dinning hall food has got to be, hands-down, the barbeque beef and onion pizza that?s served in Moulton way too infrequently!

Favorite class at Bowdoin?
So far, my favorite class at Bowdoin has been my Ecology class. The professors were phenomenal, my classmates made-up a fun group and our labs were always outside and very interesting.

Most important lesson I have learned being a part of this team
Every single school in the NESCAC has a good team, however, being a part of Bowdoin Women?s Lacrosse has taught me and proved to me that there is so much more than just having raw talent out on the field. A team and its game winning ability also relies on its heart and the capability to pull together and use our skills collectively as a whole unit?and we have fun doing what we do because it makes it all more worth doing!

One thing you want to do before you graduate?
Get to know more professors, go to Kent Island and take advantage of all that Bowdoin has got to offer.