Crowell Tabs Roush as Director of Operations

University PARK, Pa. – Penn Point out softball head coach Clarisa Crowell introduced Friday the addition of Arika Roush to her staff as the Director of Functions.

“It is with terrific pleasure that I welcome Arika Roush to our Penn State family members,” claimed Crowell. “She has been an instrumental component of Kent Condition softball, and I know that she will have a constructive impact on our plan. Arika is a organization believer in in depth excellence, and she is very psyched to operate with our student-athletes and staff members. I know that her coaching knowledge, in addition to her time used with the Cleveland Indians, has well geared up her for our Director of Operations position. She will bring fantastic enthusiasm and electricity to our software, and we are pretty enthusiastic for her arrival to Joyful Valley! We Are!”

Roush comes to Pleased Valley from Kent Condition the place she had used the very last three seasons as an assistant mentor.

“1st off, I want to thank Coach Crowell for this remarkable opportunity to be a portion of the Penn Condition softball method,” said Roush. “To function with an elite workers and for these a revered college that has so significantly to give is an possibility of a lifetime. From the moment I stepped on campus there was a family environment, and I knew this is a spot and local community that I needed to be a element of. Mentor Crowell’s visions and plans she has in keep for this system are so enjoyable and I am prepared to get started out. I am on the lookout ahead to doing work with Coach Crowell, Coach Sanders and Mentor Tylka to aid establish a championship tradition and an elite lifestyle that prospects our scholar-athletes to be thriving equally on and off the area. We Are!”

Roush helped information five Kent State university student-athletes to 2nd staff All-MAC (Mid-American Conference) honors for the duration of the 2021 year although an additional was named to the All-Defensive Crew. She also served coach Maria Cegledy for the final 3 seasons, and in her senior period she received her third CoSIDA Educational All-American award and the MAC Medal of Excellence.

Throughout the 2019 time, Roush aided two gamers to significant conference awards as Andrea Scali was named Mid-American Convention Pitcher and Freshman of the Calendar year and Brenna Brownfield was Participant of the Yr. The Golden Flashes also acquired a National Invitational Softball Championship selection that postseason.

In her part as an assistant coach, Roush was in demand of infield and outfield protection, foundation-jogging technique and implementation, conditioning and agility drills, even though aiding with offensive tactic and approach. In the workplace, she assisted with different compliance related responsibilities, scouting stories, group travel and alumni events. Roush also performed an integral part in recruiting actions, camps, and clinics.

“Arika has been a big section of our accomplishment above the past nine decades, initially as a participant and then as a coach,” stated Kent State softball head mentor Eric Oakley. “She’s a great communicator and instructor, and an terribly challenging employee. She’ll do excellent items as she can take this following action in her job.”

Roush also worked as a ballpark functions specialist with the Cleveland Indians for the previous 3 several years. Her job responsibilities integrated making ready the stadium for games and activities to make sure safety and day-to-day operations at Progressive Area assisting in all routines related with stakeholders and overseeing and supervising the functions section and custodial workers.

Prior to returning to her collegiate alma mater, Roush coached higher faculty softball at her higher college alma mater, Kenton Ridge Superior University in Springfield, Ohio, in spring 2017 and at Walsh Jesuit Significant University in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio in spring 2018.

Roush was a four-12 months softball letterwinner at Kent State from 2012-16. She helped the Golden Flashes to back-to-back MAC frequent season titles in 2015 and 2016, as effectively as a MAC East Division championship in 2013. Roush, an outfielder, was named MAC Participant of the 7 days two periods as a senior in 2016. In the classroom, Roush was a 3-time MAC Honor Roll member, was on the Dean’s Listing each and every semester in 2013-16, and gained NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete honors in 2014-15.

She graduated with a bachelor’s in integrated health reports with a slight in business management from Kent Condition in Might 2016. Roush also additional a master’s in small business administration (MBA) from Wright Point out in December 2018 and is presently doing work on a master’s in sporting activities administration from Kent Condition.