Balancing Military and Athletic Duties

Balancing Military and Athletic Duties

Dedication and determination are two qualities athletes must have, but they are also trademarks of individuals in the military. Courtney Clausi, a senior shortstop and outfielder, embodies these qualities with her duties on and off the field. Courtney has contributed significantly to her team this year: 25 hits, 14 RBIs, and 3 home runs. Off the field, she is part of the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership (VWIL) program. She was a Drill Team Commander in 2010-11 and attended Cadet Field Training at West Point. “Being an Army ROTC cadet has taught me a great deal about leadership and teamwork,” she says. “Those qualities have carried on into other aspects of my life including VWIL and softball. (…) Soon I will be in charge of not only flying helicopters but making sure that my soldiers are taken care of. I cannot wait to joining the elite group of people that are a part of the United States Army and pass on to others what I have learned in ROTC.”

Courtney will graduate with a degree in Political Science and commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Army as an Aviation Major.