Meet Me @ Tri-C: Michael Poole
March 20, 2015
Michael Poole is in his second year as a student at Cuyahoga Community College. He plays infield and pitcher for the College’s baseball team. The Kent resident attended Field High School and is studying education.
Tri-C Times: As an athlete, why did you choose Cuyahoga Community College?
Michael Poole: As an athlete, I chose Tri-C because junior colleges give you a great chance to develop as a student and an athlete, and that is exactly what it has done for me. Also, the facilities for baseball cannot get much better than what we have here at Tri-C.
TCT: What is your best memory so far as a member of the Tri-C baseball team?
MP: My best memory so far would just be my whole second year all together. Getting new coaches, adding new players from last year’s team. All the big jumps we made from last year have made this a great year. The conditioning and hard work we all put in as a team helps us come together and has made us grow a great bond.
TCT: Do you consider yourself primarily an athlete, primarily a student or an even blend of both? Explain.
MP: I consider myself to be an even blend of an athlete and a student. I have always been around sports, played them, and know the game of baseball very well. But I also take my classes seriously and know that grades come first.
TCT: What do you do when you are not practicing or studying?
MP: When I am not practicing or studying, I am either with family or the teammates. I have four younger siblings that I like to support on what activities they do, and being so close with all the team, we always try and do fun things while not studying or on the field.
TCT: What are your priorities for the summer of 2015?
MP: For summer, I plan on playing more baseball and bettering myself, hanging out with family and friends, and going to a lot of Tribe games.