Hi everyone! My name is Meghan King, and this is Kinger’s Korner. I’m really excited to do a blog this year and I want to take you all with me on the journey of the 2019 Florida State Seminoles. I’ll check in throughout the season with stories both on and off the field and of the joys and struggles of being a college student-athlete.
For those that may not know much about me, I am a redshirt senior pitcher on the Florida State softball team. I was born in the southern suburbs of Chicago and continued to live there until I was 12 years old. My family then decided to move to south Florida and I have lived there ever since. I am beyond thankful for my family, especially for my parents. My dad, Mike, is the most hard-working man I know. He has raised me to be strong, competitive, passionate, and confident. On the other hand, my mom, Karen, is the most selfless woman I know. She has raised me to be positive, compassionate, honest, and disciplined. I am also extremely close to both my brother and sister. My brother, Ryan, is in his junior year at Stetson University. He is a Business and Finance major who just came back from studying abroad for a month in Austria. My sister, Kaitlin, is a senior in high school at St. Thomas Aquinas in Fort Lauderdale. She recently signed her letter of intent to play softball at Elon University. Our last member of the family is my wiener dog, Oliver. He lives with me at FSU and is the best cuddler in the world. I am a Family and Child Sciences major with a minor in Psychology and a certificate in Developmental Disabilities. After graduation, I am going to apply to accelerated nursing programs, with the hope of becoming a pediatric oncology registered nurse. I am also a member of the Puerto Rico National softball team and hope to go to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
Although I was definitely not ready to start my last college semester, I was extremely excited to be back with my softball sisters after the long break. Over break, we each had an accountability partner on the team to make sure we were still putting in our work either in the weight room and on the field even though we were all in different places with our families. To show each other and our coaching staff the work we put in, we ran our conditioning test as a team during the first week of classes.
Hope you enjoyed reading my blog. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below and I will do my best answering them at the end on my next blog. Thanks again for reading! 🙂