Joanna Bartz: Balancing academics and athletics at the highest levels
Joanna Bartz's love for softball began at age five, starting with T-ball at her local home park in Mattawan, Michigan. Her love soon turned into a skilled passion as Bartz grew.
She was Michigan's Miss Softball, and then chose to come play third base for Michigan State. Bartz is now a junior, combining her softball career with her long-standing love for science. She is majoring in human biology, walking a path in medicine laid down by her mother.
"From hearing my mom talk about her experience and the doctors, I decided to go into human biology with the goal of becoming a physician assistant, but now that is 'Plan B'," said Bartz, who said her mom worked at a hospital.
"Plan A" is now keeping her involvement with high level softball going.
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