The Dean of HurdtU

My name is Margo Hurdt and I love the game of Fastpitch Softball. I have played softball since I was 8 year olds. Growing up, everyone finds their niche and mine was softball. I excelled at a young age in little league and continued to excel in select and high school ball. The highlight of my high school career was playing in the Texas State Softball Championships in Austin, Texas. We didn’t win state, but the experience was priceless.

The reality for me was, I loved to play but I had to work at my game. My dad, who is 99% the reason for the success I had, was my motivator and accountability partner.  From a young age my father instilled in my sisters and myself that if you wanted something, you had to work for it. So that’s what I did. I pitched, fielded and hit constantly. There were plenty of private lessons, speed and agility training and select teams. All of these tools combined molded me into a hardworking, hungry to win softball athlete.

As I got older and started looking for universities to play at, my training, goals and focus were all driven by softball. I had the opportunity to play at Texas A&M Corpus Christi where I was recruited as a pitcher and a hitter. Throughout the four years at TAMUCC I learned so much about myself as a player, student, teammate and woman. The memories I made with my teammates at TAMUCC were unforgettable. I found my best friend, a great mentor and received not only my bachelors in marketing but was given an internship with the athletic department and a scholarship for the MBA program.

Softball has opened so many doors for me. I have traveled to Colorado, Hawaii, Florida, Virginia, New Mexico, and a few other states for softball. I was able to receive two college degrees for free. I made unforgettable, everlasting relationships with teammates, coaches and opponents. And because of my great experience with the sport, I am able to share my love and knowledge of the game with your daughter. “Investing To Be The Best” is not just a tag line here at HurdtU, it is a way of life.

Accomplishments:

Managed and coached a national qualifying team
Ranked 40 top out of 250 teams at the Colorado Sparkler
All Southland Conference in 2009 & 2010
Southland Conference Hitter of the Week April 2009
Athletic Commissioners List 2008, 2009 and 2010
Athletic Director’s Honor Roll 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010