The NESCAC is brimming with talented student-athletes and the "Friday Feature" is a way for fans to get to know them throughout the academic year. This week, the conference introduces Amherst's Max Steinhorn, a member of the baseball team, who served as a press intern in the Senate last summer.
Max Steinhorn, Amherst
Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman HS
How do you feel your combined academic and athletic experiences will help you in your future endeavors?
Being a student-athlete takes hard work, determination, and patience. I also have to really prioritize my time and energy. All these will help me down the road in whatever I chose to do.
What are three of the top things to do or accomplish on your bucket list?
Win a NESCAC Championship, win a regional championship and win a national championship.
What has been your favorite class outside of your major? Why?
I am really enjoying Jazz History this year. The music is great and the history speaks a lot about race relations in the United States.
Have you studied abroad during your collegiate experience? If so, where and what did you study there?
I studied abroad at King's College London and took classes in history, philosophy, and classics.
What internships/research projects have you participated in? What did you learn from these experiences?
Last summer I worked in the Senate as a press intern. It was a great experience. I got to see the inner-workings of our government and I learned that meaningful things do actually get accomplished in Washington.
What aspect of your major are you looking forward to?
I am really looking forward to writing a thesis my senior year (though I don't yet know on what!).
What is the greatest lesson you have learned from being a student-athlete?
Having a group of people around you who care about you and support you is something that shouldn't be taken for granted.