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Butler Athlete Profile: Emily Morrone ’19

By Marisa Miller ’19

Current Butler Sports Media Major

For Emily Morrone ’19, figuring out what university or college would allow her to both run track and make music was no easy decision.

“At every other college that was recruiting me, you couldn’t major in music and be on a sports team,” Morrone said. “The core curriculum always required an ensemble that would take place on the weekends when I would be traveling.”

Butler’s College of Communication Recording Industry Studies major allows Morrone to pursue both of her goals. She can sing and play guitar while also running on the women’s track team where she competes in the 100-meter, 200-meter, and 4x100 meter relay races during the outdoor season and the 60-meter and 200-meter races during the indoor season.

“With track season on the horizon, Morrone will be balancing her time more than ever. “My days are very busy,” Morrone said. “I have classes in the mornings, then practice, eat dinner, and then play music for a few hours. After that, I go home and do homework until midnight, go to bed, and do it all over again.”

She hopes to one day to work somewhere in the music industry, possibly as a recording artist.

“I would like to be able to produce and record music,” Morrone said. “I just want to be making my own music, but as long as I am making music in general, that would be the dream.”

While she is enjoying her time on the team, Morrone understands the importance of her major and career goals. “I’m living out my dream of being a college athlete,” Morrone said. “But school is number one. Your career after four years of college is your life, and this is only a chapter.”