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Freshman middle infielder Kelly Cormier.
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Freshman middle infielder Kelly Cormier.
Kelly Cormier (Abbeville, La., Fr., SS/2B)


Blog: A Day in the Life of a Cajun 3-4-08


To be a student-athlete it takes a lot of dedication and time.  My days are filled with things to do from the time I wake up until the time I go to bed.  A softball player’s days consist of the 4 S’s: school, softball, study hall and sleep.


My days start at around 7:00 or 8:00 a.m., depending on what time I have class.  I go to school until about noon.  I get home around 12:30 and eat lunch.  I even have a little time to rest or do some homework before practice.  I leave to go to practice around 1:30 or 2:30, depending on what time practice is.  I stay at practice for about an hour and a half to 2 hours.  I get  home at about 6:00 or 6:15, if I don’t have any errands to run.  I take a quick shower and eat some supper.  Then it’s off to study hall.  Let me explain to you what study hall is.  Study hall is a room filled with computers and desks.  It is the place where athletes go to study at night or during the day.  Some athletes have a required number of hours they have to spend in study hall each week.  I have 2 hours this semester, which is not that hard to get, but my first semester I had 6 hours.  That was a little rough.  If I wasn’t at school or practice I was at study hall.  After study hall, I go home and finish any other homework or studying I have to do.  Somewhere in my week I have to find time to clean my house.  That usually gets done on our off days.  I also have to worry about washing my clothes, which is a pain.  I tend to only wash them and never save them, which is probably why my whole wardrobe is on the chair in my room.  I go to bed at about 10:30 or 11:00 p.m. and wake up the next morning and do it all over again.  This is a typical day for me, but during season things go a little differently. 


During season, we have to miss quite a few classes for away trips.  I have to really keep myself on track with school so that I don’t get too behind.  When I miss a class I have to worry about finding out what work is due for the next class and get the notes that I missed for the class.  I do most of my catch up work during the hours we spend on the bus to our away games.  At least I always have something to do on the bus instead of being bored. 


I know it sounds like I have a jam-packed day but it is something I have to deal with in order to play the sport that I love.  I wouldn’t give that up for anything.