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Graduating Senior Sam Knox Takes Position With WREX

Graduating Senior Sam Knox Takes Position With WREX

Emerson Senior and Baseball Student-Athlete Samuel Knox (Sturbridge, Mass.) has accepted a position with WREX in Rockford, Illinois as a Sports Anchor/Weekday Reporter.  Sam was a four year player for the Lions baseball team, finishing his career with 74 strikeouts, four wins, 121.2 innings pitched.  In his final apperance in a Lions uniform, Knox entered the game in relief against
Framingham State, striking out a career high seven batters over 4.1 innings pitched.   Knox took some time to reflect on his time at Emerson below:

What has your time at Emerson meant to you?

Emerson gave me the opportunity to grow not only as a professional but as a man. There were a lot of fantastic people I came across during my time there, and it prepared me for my first job, which I start in a couple of weeks!

How did Emerson help you in your career pursuits?

Emerson gave me the resources necessary to be successful in the Broadcast Journalism industry. I had some amazing professors during my time there that I'm very thankful for, and I worked with some fantastic people as well. 
 
How has being a part of athletics helped shape your time at Emerson?
 
Playing baseball in college was awesome. The wins and losses came, the stats are what they are, but that's not what mattered to me. What I'll remember are the bus rides and good times I shared with my teammates. Bonds like that are ones I'll treasure forever.
 
What was your favorite moment as a Lion?
 
My favorite moment as a Lion had to be my first college start and appearance where I threw a complete game 2-hit shutout in Florida. It was a great game and I'll never forget that feeling as a freshman to have that type of performance. 
 
Anything else you'd like to add?
 
Lastly I wanted to thank some people. I'm upset I never got the chance to say goodbye to the people I loved at Emerson. Everything with Coronavirus happened so quickly and I wasn't able to say a formal goodbye to people in Athletics, or the beloved Dining Hall staff. To the Dining Hall staff, thank you for all your hard work and putting food on my plate the past four years and being some of the greatest people I've met! Last but not least thank you to the Athletic Department for being a second home. I spent many hours in that Skybox! I appreciate it all and I'll see you all very soon.
 
-SK4