Eu­ge­nio Named Top Frosh By GNAC

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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.

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