Thompson, the team’s centerfielder, has started off the year on fire. Through the team’s first 11 games, the Washington D.C. native is hitting .436 with a team high of 17 hits and 8 runs. Thompson also leads the Centennial Conference with 7 stolen bases.
MAX KASSAN: What is your prospective major and what influenced you to pursue it?
HANNAH THOMPSON: I’m a prospective engineering and computer science double major. I think there are a lot of really cool and interesting applications for those fields and that they are both really influential in our world right now.
MK: What do you like most about being a student athlete?
HT:I really enjoy the community that comes with being on a team, and even being an athlete. I feel like athletes support one another in and out of the classroom and that’s really special.
MK: What is your favorite Swarthmore athletics memory?
HT: My favorite memory is when my teammate Emily Bowman ’18 hit a grand slam last year in Florida. That doesn’t happen very often and it was super exciting!!
MK: What was your favorite part about your trip to Florida?
HT: Florida was a lot of fun! We got to play a bunch of games and they were competitive. We also had a bit of free time where we got to go to the beach and go to a Twins spring training game.
MK: After going 6-2 in Florida, what are your expectations heading into Conference season?
HT: Heading into conference season, I think the team is looking really strong! I think spring training showed that we are really adaptable. That will be great for us in Conference because the game is unpredictable and it’s really good to be able to adjust effectively. People may underestimate us but I am confident that we will be competitive this year.