ARCHIVE - UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?
STORRS, Conn. – Throughout the summer, the University of Connecticut softball team has revisited some of its most prominent alumni in the “UConn Softball: Where Are They Now?” series as a way to get caught up with former Huskies.
Marissa Guches, Class of 2013, makes up the final segment of the summer series and in a fitting way. During her time at UConn, Guches personified the saying, “going, going, gone” as one of the program’s all-time great sluggers.
Guches is mentioned on several career lists for the Huskies, including third in home runs (21), tied for seventh in RBI (103) and 14th in doubles (27).
In 2013, Guches led the team in batting average (.380) and RBI (37) as a redshirt senior and tied for sixth in the Big East in doubles (14) and hits in conference play (29). She was named to the All-Big East Second Team that season.
Originally a transfer from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Guches came to UConn for the 2010 season and had four full years of eligibility to play for the Huskies. She played in 192 games over four years and recorded at least 25 hits each season.
Guches was named to the Big East All-Academic Team as a sophomore and junior, achieving on and off the field.
A native of Sammamish, Wash., she traveled across the country to attend UConn. Currently, she lives back in her home state. Catch up with Marissa by reading her responses below:
Where do you live now?
What was your major at UConn?
I double majored in Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies
Where did/do you work?
I work for ADW Acosta. It is a Costco exclusive brokerage sales and management company.
What do you consider to be your greatest accomplishment since graduating from UConn?
My greatest accomplishments would be establishing my career, while traveling and maintaining friendships all around the country.
What's your favorite UConn softball memory?
I grew up across the country in Washington State and because of this my parents were not able to go to a lot of games. However this was the sacrifice I accepted when I decided to commit to UConn. One of my fondest memories was during my senior year we were playing a tournament at Hofstra University. My dad was on a business trip to NYC and was going to be able to see me play! What I didn't know was my mom also made the surprise trip to New York with my Dad. Despite the freezing temperatures and snow, I still managed to hit a home run against Olivia Galati (one of the best rise ball pitchers I ever faced).