ARCHIVE: UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?
STORRS, Conn. – The University of Connecticut softball program continues to honor its proud alumni with the “UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?” series, rolling on with Julianne Towers this week.
A graduate of the Class of 2011, Towers is still very much involved in the game of softball and still a part of the UConn family – so much to the point that her Twitter handle has “UConn” in it.
Towers is eighth all-time in UConn history with a .329 career batting average, tied for sixth in base hits (211), tied for fourth in RBI (106), and second in home runs (28). She led the Huskies in batting average in each of her last three seasons.
A native of Goodlettsville, Tenn., Towers started in 199 of 200 game appearances for UConn in her four-year career.
She led the team in eight offensive categories during her senior season, which included 11 home runs and 42 RBI. Towers was named to the All-Big East First Team and NFCA/Louisville Slugger All-Region First Team in her final year in Storrs.
Currently an assistant softball coach at Campbell University, a member of the Big South Conference, Towers spent the previous two seasons as an assistant at Millsaps College in Jackson, Miss.
As Towers continues to pursue a coaching career in college softball, read her responses below to catch up with her in other areas as well:
Where do you live now?
What was your major at UConn?
Where did/do you work?
Campbell University - Softball coach
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment since graduating from UConn?
Giving back to the game and influencing young ladies at the collegiate level as I was influenced at their age by my UConn coaches.
What's your favorite UConn softball memory?
I would have to say it was when Danielle Del Ponte sang "It's Raining Men" during bus karaoke when we were coming back from our series win over Rutgers.