Name: Mellissa Webb
Major: Early Childhood Education
Senior Mellissa Webb transferred to Wesleyan as a junior after playing two years of softball at Lake Sumter State CC in Ocala, FL. As a junior, she won nine games for the Wolves, carrying the load on the mound by pitching nearly 150 innings. She threw 108 strikeouts as compared to only 28 walks, and for her impressive statistics, she earned the Great South Athletic Conference Pitcher of the Year.
This season, Webb has picked up one win for the Wolves and has pitched 37 innings over the course of eight games. She has already rung up 37 batters but only has four walks to her credit.
My friend that was my catcher on my last college team told me about Wesleyan and got me in contact with Coach Hightower. I came on a visit and fell in love with the school and also heard very good things about the education department here. I decided to transfer here in order to continue to play softball and continue my early childhood education major.
I just credit a lot of hard work and dedication to the sport. I am in no way the best pitcher, but I work hard every day to be the best pitcher I can be. It is my goal to be Pitcher of the Year again, but I'm not solely focused on that. I just work hard for my team and try to have fun every game.
I am a bit biased, but I have had Dr. Wilcox several times as she is one of the education professors here. I always enjoy her classes and she makes each class interesting and fun.
I am currently taking Teaching Mathematics with Dr. Wilcox and I am really enjoying it so far. I am learning a lot of techniques to apply in my future classroom in order to help my students understand and enjoy math.
I hope to become an elementary school teacher anywhere I am needed. I have also been looking into Teach for America and other programs where I could travel but still teach. I also hope to continue to have softball and pitching as part of my life, either through coaching or playing or maybe both.