Schulte had seven RBI against Riverview on March 8.
On March 8, Plant City softball catcher Rebekah Schulte had one of those games where everything just worked. The senior finished the game 3-for-4 at the plate with two home runs, a triple, seven RBI and two runs scored. Schulte will play for Florida Southern College in the fall and plans to study marine biology.
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You did pretty well against Riverview and the team’s all been getting after it all season. How do you feel about this year for both the team and yourself?
I feel like our team’s definitely come together. Fall was not the best, but we’ve definitely put our work in at practice and it’s improving for us. I’ve kind of stepped up this year and taken it more seriously than I have been because I know my team needs me a lot more this year than previous years, but I’ve accepted the challenge and I’m ready for it.
Sounds like you’ve learned a lot about leadership this year, then. What have you learned that’s helped you become a better leader?
Yeah. Honestly, I think encouragement is the number one thing out here. We’re always here for each other and we’re always ready to pick up each other’s slack if we need to.
You’ll be attending Florida Southern College in the fall. What made you choose FSC over other colleges that were interested?
I like how it’s close to home. I’ve always watched them growing up and it’s kind of been my school I’ve wanted to go to. They were definitely always in my top 10 and I was lucky to get the chance (to play there). You definitely have to find the one (school) that fits you. You have to find one where you mesh well with the girls and the coaches.
You’ll study marine biology when you get there. What do you want to do after college?
I want to be a researcher. I don’t have anything in particular but I definitely want to be on the research side of it.
How are you doing in school right now? What’s your favorite class?
I have a 5.2 GPA. I would say astronomy, right now, is my favorite subject.
Do you play any other sports?
It’s just softball. I’ve tried basketball but that didn’t work out very well.
Who’s your favorite athlete?
Brittany Schutte. She used to play at the University of Florida…I aspire to be like her.
What’s the best advice you’ve gotten?
Coach (Ashley) Bullion always tells us, “Do not be denied.” Always to go after it. If there’s a chance, go get it.