Eugenio Named Top Frosh By GNAC
happened that I did so well. I didn’t pay attention to my statistics so it was a shocker to make the team.”
More impressive than her success on the field was her success in the classroom. Eugenio made the dean’s list each semester and has earned a 3.75 gradepoint average in her first year on campus. But while it may seem that things just come easy for the easy-going student-athlete, she quickly points out that looks can be deceiving.
“Adjusting to the college life was hard,” she admitted, “and so was getting the opportunity to be in the classroom, playing softball and traveling so much. It was definitely an adjustment I had to make.”
Fortunately she had a friend to help her along. One of Eugenio’s teammates is fellow freshman and Mililani native Jaimee Aiwohi.
“Our teammates call us the Hawaiian Punch,” laughed Eugenio.
The talented sophomoreto-be is back in Hawaii enjoying time with her family but acknowledges next year will be tougher as the opponents have a better understanding of what she and her teammates like to do. So she’s not just sitting idly by waiting for the season.
“I just have to work extra hard throughout the off season and try to keep up my stats and get stronger.”
Which could mean bad news for future opponents.
Joslyn Eugenio covers first base and the pitcher’s mound for the Saint Martin’s Saints. Photo from Joe Eugenio.