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Delaware Technical Community College student-athletes interviews are back! Every Thursday, Delaware Sports Blitz will feature interviews with the student-athletes from the Community College.
The student-athlete we are featuring this week comes from Delaware Tech’s baseball team, which is Riley Culver.
Culver talks about everything from the best part of being a pitcher, and why he chose to play baseball at Delaware Tech.
Check it out below!
How did you start playing sports?
“I started when I was young, and I always enjoyed getting on the field.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump from high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“The only adjustments I’ve made are dedicating more time to school work.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the off-season for your sport?
“I prepare myself by working out and throwing often to keep my arm in shape.”
What is the best part of playing your particular position?
“Pitching has always been a grind, and it’s fun to have the adrenaline to throw against your opponents.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“My high school coach really encouraged me to improve my attitude on and off the field.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“My typical day preparing for games includes throwing bullpens and stretching properly to prevent injuries.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“My greatest strength is my efficiency in throwing strikes and locating my pitches.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and what do you work on to improve it?
“I feel that I am weakest in preparing and having my day planned out ahead of me.”
Describe some of the highlights of your athletic career.
“My biggest highlight was being selected as an All-State player my senior year.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“Having teammates there to have your back when you may not do as well as you planned, or just for encouragement.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“Seeing the potential of the team and knowing we will always bounce back after a tough loss or a big win keeps me motivated.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“One of the biggest challenges is finding time to dedicate to baseball while also splitting it up for school work and other responsibilities.”
In what ways, does playing a sport, help you with your studies?
“Playing baseball helps with my studies by letting me relax when I’m on the field.”
How would you like to be remembered by your teammates and coaches?
“I’d like to be remembered as a player who loved the game and was always ready to throw.”
Why did you choose to play at Delaware Tech?
“I talked to my family and decided it was the best fit for me to go straight into college. I was not sure what I wanted to study, but I was able to get into a program where I knew the coach and most of the players from previous years of playing baseball.”
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