Herkimer Alumni Weekend October 1st, 2016
It was a heartwarming family reunion for many Herkimer athletic teams as former players from across the country visited campus last Saturday to celebrate teams past and present. This event is always a time for alumni to look forward to as they can gather to re-connect and reminisce with old teammates and introduce themselves to the current members of each team. It is a proud tradition at Herkimer that many athletic programs develop a team of alumni to face off against the current athletes. Last Saturday Herkimer Baseball, Softball, and Men’s Basketball gathered to do just that.
Herkimer athletics is about more than winning championships. It is about preparing young adults for their future outside of sports and building great relationships that last a lifetime. It is always a proud event for the coaches at Herkimer to see where their former athletes have progressed in their lives. After the Herkimer softball alumni game former softball captain of the 2013 Nation Championship team Courtney Gumprecht told the current players, “It was the best year of my life. There is so much you can learn here about life lessons; things I still use today in my career.” Gumprecht currently resides in Cohoes, NY and works as a Physical Therapist Assistant at Good Samaritan Nursing Home.
Athletic Director Donald Dutcher says it best in his letter to alumni on our alumni page of the website: “Remember you are the reason we are here and the reason we are the HOME of the CHAMPIONS… why our Herkimer Generals pride and winning tradition is so strong.”