- Second Base
- Public Relations
Emily is a wonderful student who excels in academics. She is currently in grad school earning her master’s in public relations. She graduated last May cum laude from BU with a communications degree and GPA of 3.48. The University recognized her with the Scarlet Key, one of its highest academic honors. It is given to selected seniors who are evaluated highly on leadership, commitment, representation, tradition and academics. Within the America East (AE), Emily was named the 2012 AE Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
Roesch was twice named to the AE All-Academic Team and has been placed on the AE Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll (3.5 GPA or higher) the last three years. The NFCA has named her an All-America Scholar Athlete two times. She currently serves as editor-in-chief of The COMmunication online magazine for BU’s Department of Communication and is planning on studying abroad in London this summer to graduate with her master’s early. She has worked as a member of the BU Athletic Facilities staff and at the main Boston Red Sox Retail store. She has interned with a small start-up in the city, so has great experience in customer service and event planning along with her public relations skill set. She has a passion for PR and marketing and is open to working in many industries, including fashion, retail and athletics.
“Character” is Emily’s greatest strength. Emily has an amazing work ethic, balancing academics with athletics and outside jobs. She has overcome so many obstacles both on and off the field. On the field, she was forced to redshirt the 2010-11 season. She has battled shoulder and wrist injuries throughout her collegiate career but has still helped BU reach three NCAA tournaments. Seniors from the 2010-11 squad said she was the foundation to the team’s core even though she redshirted because she still served as a friend, mentor and support system.
Off the field, Emily needed to move in with her high school coach before high school graduation. She has had to work many jobs to support herself through college while helping her two brothers when she can. All of her teammates know of her story and admire her dedication to the team and university while volunteering in the community and working internships/part-time jobs. She leads by example and has guided her teammates to get involved with SAAC. They were impressed when she handed out teddy bears at a community event despite having one arm in a sling. On the field, she has a positive attitude and keeps her teammates focused after they make a mistake. She has always felt the need to show that personal support to other teams on campus by going to EVERY sporting event when possible. She’s even worked with BU Athletics marketing to help get more fans to less-publicized events.
Ever since moving to BU from Florida in the Fall of 2008, Emily has dedicated much of her free time to helping the community, both on and off campus. She volunteered with the Susan G. Komen 5K Breast Cancer Run as a freshman and worked with the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event each of the last five years in Boston. She helped create a Haiti Relief Fund with her teammates. She’s served as a coordinator with the Special Olympics Basketball Tournament on campus. As a successful student-athlete, she has worked in the College for Every Student program, serving as a mentor to those who come from low-income families and may try to be the first in their families to attend college. She volunteered with the Cradles to Crayons program in town this past fall. The group provides essential items to those in need.
The softball team went on a holiday caroling event at the Boston Health Care for the Homeless and served food at the Women’s Lunch Place. Through the athletic department, she has participated in the holiday reading program in which the athletes read stories at various elementary schools. She has also collected teddy bears at BU hockey games and helped deliver them to the Children’s Hospital. As mentioned in “Character”, Emily has to work to support herself, but she still creates time to be a positive influence on the community.
Emily has had an impressive career at BU despite being hampered by injuries. Named to an All-Conference Team in each of her three seasons, she has started in 145 of 147 games played and been a key contributor in BU’s three America East (AE) championships and NCAA tournament bids. This past season, she earned All-Conference First Team accolades by batting .281 with 10 doubles and five home runs. She blasted a two-run homer in a win over then-No. 25 South Florida and helped the Terriers post a 41-16 (.716) record for the highest winning percentage in program history. Her stellar defensive presence at second helped the Terriers rank 17th in the nation in fielding percentage for the season.
As a sophomore, she appeared in 37 of the 57 games played because of injuries but still earned All-Conference Second Team accolades by batting .284 with 11 doubles and 25 RBIs. The team went on to the NCAA tournament. In her freshman season, she earned AE Rookie of the Year honors and was named to the All-Rookie Team by hitting .278 with 44 hits and 23 RBI. BU went on to claim a program-record 43 wins against 18 losses and reached the NCAA regional finals for the first time in program history. In the BU record book, she ranks sixth all-time in doubles and only needs five more to reach second. She also ranks ninth in home runs.