Marian University Ancilla College (MUAC) first-year student Connor Boone ’26 is excited about college. The agricultural business student talked about the two reasons he chose MUAC: baseball and his family. Although he had offers from other colleges and universities for his baseball skills, Boone decided to take his family’s suggestion and visit MUAC. “As soon as I stepped on campus, it all felt like home; something I didn’t have when I visited other campuses,” Boone said.
As an agricultural business student, Boone says the farms on campus provide him with consistent hands-on experience. He said being hands-on helps him get a better understanding of what he’s learning, the field he’ll pursue in the future, and how to become successful in those endeavors. During the upcoming summer, Boone says he plans to participate in an agriculture internship to gain even more experience and get a "foot in the door" for his future career.
Although he is only in his first year at MUAC, he’s already planning his future with the help of his professors and other faculty members. Boone says after having a conversation with his agriculture professor, he discovered agronomy as his field of interest and changed his career plans after graduation to work in the field.
What’s his biggest accomplishment at MUAC? Boone says playing on the Charger’s baseball team. “Although the baseball season has yet to begin, I’ve been practicing and attending other sporting events as I am proud to be a part of a team that feels like a family."
After checking out other sporting events, Boone says he takes pride in attending MUAC because of the strides the Charger’s sports teams are making in comparison to their competitors. "I feel like the Chargers are up and coming, and I’m proud to be a part of that. It’s exciting to prove that a smaller institution can be a worthy opponent for larger colleges,” said Boone. Playing primarily as a shortstop, he says he’s proud to be a student athlete and not only excited for the upcoming season, but also diving into his agriculture studies.