AOTW: Caitlin Brown, senior softball player

The Beacon: Female Athlete of the Week Mar. 19 – Mar. 25 Why Caitlin Brown was selected: Brown led Wilkes to four consecutive victories for the week in doubleheaders against Keystone and Eastern, achieving her 100th career hit against Keystone.


Kirsten Peters

Female Athlete of the Week: Caitlin Brown, senior softball player

Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor

Name: Caitlin Brown

Year: Senior

Major: Nursing

Minor: Women & Gender Studies

Hometown: Glen Cove, NY

High School: Glen Cove HS

Position: Third Base

Driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?

I decided on Wilkes because I could play softball as well as pursue a degree in nursing.

Post graduation plans in terms of a career?

After graduation, I would like to start my nursing career and eventually further my education. I would also like to continue coaching softball if possible. 

When/Why did you first begin playing?

I began playing softball when I was in first grade – I hated it. I decided to try again a couple of years later and absolutely fell in love with the game.

Favorite thing to do during practice?


Hopes for this season as a Colonel?

This season we have a very positive and promising outlook. I see us having an improved overall record, sweeping all the teams we have split with in the past and making it as far as possible in the post season.

If you had to choose one thing about your program that you could improve, what would it be?

The softball program has grown and continues to grow tremendously each and everyday. Personally, I would just like to contribute to the growth as best as I can.

Other interests or hobbies off of the field?

I love The Golden Girls, Fraiser and anything Marvel. I also used to play the trumpet and sing. 

Favorite professor?

Dr. Joyce Victor.

Favorite building on campus?

The Farley Library. 

Favorite meal to eat on campus?

Upscale night at the SUB. 

Coke or Pepsi?

I’d have to pick Dr. Pepper… due to the credentials.

What came first? The chicken or the egg?

The egg came first.

Most influential person in your life?

My grandparents and my mom.

If you could have dinner with a famous person from the past, who would it be?

If I could have dinner with a famous person from the past it would be either Florence Nightingale or Langston Hughes.

A quote you live your life by?

“Don’t go through life, grow through life.”

What does “Be Colonel” mean to you?

To “Be Colonel” means unity. Playing for the name on the front of my uniform and for my team. It means giving back to the community and constantly helping those in need. It means more than you or me; it means we. 

Anyone to give a shout-out to?

I would like to give a shout-out to my amazing team, coaches and friends. Another, and most important, shout-out to my family. Thank you all for continuously supporting me throughout my career on and off of the field.

-Compiled by Kirsten Peters, Co-Sports Editor