Sophomore Megan Crawshaw, number 13, is a middle hitter on the Eastern Michigan University women’s volleyball team. While some volleyball players have played the majority of their lives, Crawshaw hasn’t always.
“I decided to play in seventh grade just to get into a sport,” she said. “I always loved soccer.”
In her time at EMU so far, Crawshaw said her biggest accomplishment is being named to the Mid-America Conference All-Freshman team in 2011.
Crawshaw’s favorite sport is soccer, which she played until she was a sophomore in high school, and Mia Hamm and Cristiano Ronaldo are her favorite players.
Her favorite hobbies are reading and hanging out with her friends.
“I really enjoy books with suspense in them,” she said. “Like many, my favorite books are ‘The Hunger Games.’”
Crawshaw, who is originally from Mattawan, Mich. (about 20 minutes southwest of Kalamazoo), also enjoys home cooking such as her grandma’s homemade macaroni and cheese, corn on the cob and corn bread.
Crawshaw is a sports management major and hopes to stay in
athletics after she graduates.
“I’m hoping to become a high school athletic director as well as coach high school volleyball at the varsity level,” she said.
Even as a sports management major, Crawshaw’s favorite class is English because she enjoys writing.
The cooler temperatures we’ve been experiencing lately are the opposite of her favorite time of year, summer. It is her favorite because she loves going to the beach and loves the heat. Crawshaw’s favorite place to eat on campus is the marketplace.
Of all the musical genres, Crawshaw said she most enjoys rhythm and blues and added that her favorite artist is Drake.
Growing up, Crawshaw’s favorite cartoons were “The Angry Beavers” and “Courage the Cowardly Dog.” Now, she said her favorite TV show is the HBO series “True Blood.”
Crawshaw enjoys shopping and said her favorite stores are Charlotte Russe and Target. She also said that of the places she’s traveled so far, California is her favorite.
When asked who her role models were, Crawshaw said, “My parents are my biggest role models. They have both taught me how to be a strong, independent woman and have also taught me to work hard … and to never give up on my dreams.”