Wake up early to make it to my first class of the day. I usually have a lot of morning classes so I can make time for practice in the afternoon.
Ama has found her experiences with faculty to be one of the strongest elements of her time at WPI. Her two head coaches, Whitney Goldstein (softball) and Cherise Galasso (women’s basketball), have not only helped her grow as a player, but as a person. They care about Ama on a personal level and have helped shape her into a responsible, hardworking, and determined person who knows what it means to give your whole self to a team working toward a common goal.
On the academic side, Professor John Goulet in the Mathematical Sciences department was the first professor Ama bonded with on a personal level. As a sports fan himself, he taught her (and all of the student-athletes) the importance of getting your work done to the best of your ability, not only for yourself, but for the team that you are representing. Through Professor Goulet, Ama learned that work ethic in the classroom directly reflects work ethic on any field or court.
Whitney Goldstein, Head Softball Coach and Cherise Galasso, Head Women’s Basketball Coach
- Being named to the coSIDA Academic All-District I Women's Basketball Team
- Winning the NEWMAC championship and making it to the NCAA tournament with the women's basketball team
- Making the NCAA tournament (super regionals) with the softball team
- Varsity softball
- Varsity basketball
- Student Leadership Series
Squeeze in a quick workout or lift at the Sports & Recreation Center.
After a post-workout lunch, I usually head over the library so I can study, do homework, and work on group projects.
Practice time! Depending on the time of year, I can do drills with my softball and/or basketball teammates for anywhere from 2-4 hours.
I head back to my apartment for dinner with my two roommates (who are also on the softball team), and then finish up any remaining homework before bedtime!