Every Wednesday, the West Virginia Wesleyan Sports Information Department will do a segment entitled "15 Questions With…" with a current student-athlete.
This week's student-athlete is Ashley Hurey, a senior third baseman from Pittsburgh, Pa.
1. What sport do you play?
2. What is your favorite athletic moment at Wesleyan?
Definitely hosting regionals last spring. Our team made school history and got the opportunity to host the tournament. Having home field advantage and being able to play in front of family and friends during the NCAA Tournament was an unbelievable and indescribable experience. Winning that weekend was one of the most memorable weekends of my life and is something that I will always remember.
3. Describe your toughest practice at Wesleyan?
My toughest practice at Wesleyan was my first 6 a.m. practice as a freshman. I am not a morning person at all so it took some getting use to.
4. What is your favorite saying from your head coach?
"Hit the darn ball"
5. What was or is the favorite class you have taken at Wesleyan, what year was it and who taught the class?
My favorite class was my freshman seminar taught by Alisa Lively. I met so many friends in that class who are now some of my closest friends.
6. What is your favorite thing about Wesleyan?
Definitely the friends and teammates I've made these past four years. The friends I've made at Wesleyan are my family and my true home away from home. Without them I couldn't have made it to this point in my life and I sure wouldn't be who I am today. They truly bring out the best in me and the person I want to become. The teammates and friends I've made here will be my friends for a lifetime and that is something that is so special to me.
7. What was your initial thoughts of Buckhannon when you arrived as a freshman?
I initially thought Buckhannon was a "small town in the middle of nowhere with nothing to do." I grew up right outside the city of Pittsburgh so coming into Buckhannon as a freshman was definitely a big adjustment. However, I wouldn't take it back for anything and I'm so glad I got to experience it here. I'll always consider this place to be one of my homes and I'll definitely enjoy coming back to visit after I graduate this spring.
8. What is your greatest strength? Weakness?
I would say my greatest strength is that I'm a people person and also a leader. I connect with my teammates on a level in which they respect me and really listen to what I have to say. I think because of my ability to create such tight bonds with them makes me a good leader and someone they can trust and look up to. My greatest weakness definitely is that I don't like when things don't go my way. I strongly believe in what I feel is right, which is not necessarily a bad thing, but something that sometimes can get the best of me.
9. Who is your hero? And Why?
My mom because she is the hardest working woman I know and easily the world's best mother. Taking care of four children and making it look as easy as she does is amazing. I hope I can become half the woman she is one day.
10. What question do you hate to answer?
"Explain to me what you were thinking during that play?" (I thought we weren't supposed to think while we are on the field)
11. What is your favorite food?
Italian food for sure!
12. What is your favorite restaurant in the entire world?
Olive Garden hands down. It's the way to my heart.
13. Favorite vacation spot?
The beach. Who doesn't love to lay by the beach and tan all day!
14. What is the worst movie you have ever seen? The best movie you have ever seen
The worst movie I've ever seen was Paranormal Activity, I don't like scary movies. Picking the best movie I've ever seen is a hard one. I'd have to say my favorite sports movie is The Field of Dreams then my favorite love movie is 27 Dresses.
15. What advice you would give to freshmen on your team?
I would 100% tell them to enjoy their years here because it goes faster than they know. I would encourage them to never pass up any opportunities to be great or have fun. Even if you don't want to be at that 6 a.m. practice make the best of it and enjoy time with your teammates. I'd also tell them to not let the demands of school stop your life. College is so much more than school. College is meant help you succeed in the real world. Therefore, take chances and be brave. Make memories, stay up late, have fun, do something spontaneous, practice like its your last day, join clubs, and take risks. You only have 4 years left to be young and do something you never thought you would do. You only get that one chance. Nothing is more important than living your life to the fullest so make the most of it.