CUSB Profile: Leah Bodin

This week we sat down with Clark softball player, Leah Bodin!

Name: Leah Bodin

Hometown: Andover, Vermont

Year/Major: Junior/Screen Studies 

Are you involved in anything on campus? I've been on the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), Film Production Society (FPS), and National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH), but this semester I am focusing on softball and making a short film.

What’s your favorite thing about being an athlete at Clark? Softball is a game of failure (.300 is a pretty good batting average and that means you're getting out 7 out of 10 times), so getting to play softball has helped me develop a sense of mental toughness that I try to carry with me on and off the field. 

Being an athlete at Clark has also allowed me to combine two of my passions: sports and filmmaking. I made a few videos for the Athletics Department last semester and I hope to make more next year.

If you could have dinner with any film director (dead or alive) who would you pick? Richard Linklater. His movies look like they would have been so much fun to make, and I'm sure he has a lot of interesting stories. Plus he seems like a chill dude.

Ten seconds on the clock for 'this or that'

Cats or dogs? Dogs

Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate 

Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics? Winter (summer has a few really bizarre events, but I'm a sucker for skiing and snowboarding)

Visit Europe or Asia? Europe 

Run outside or on the treadmill? Outside 

Coffee or tea? Tea (iced over hot. I'm a cold drink person)

Mac or PC? Mac

Mountain or beach? Mountain 

Sweet or sour? Sweet 

Early bird or night owl? Night owl. My team can confirm, I showed up to our 8am breakfast this morning looking like a zombie.

Thanks, Leah!

**Pictures are taken from personal Facebook**