Alana Bessette
Alana Bessette
Height: 5-5
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Springfield, Mass.
High School: Minnechaug Regional

2018 (Freshman)
NECC Rookie of the Week (Sept. 17)

Minnechaug Regional High School: Competed in cross country for three seasons, outdoor track for one season, and indoor track for one season...earned honor roll recognition all four years.

Why did you choose to attend Elms College?
I chose to attend Elms College because the moment I stepped through their doors I felt so welcomed. Everybody from staff to students are so friendly and considerate. I knew from the very first tour I took at Elms that I wanted to go to Elms. I absolutely love the campus and I've heard so many wonderful things about the rigorous nursing program. I am so eager to start at Elms and I'm so blessed that I've been chosen to attend here.

What is your favorite moment as an athlete so far? 
My favorite moment as an athlete so far is bonding with Coach Jill and my teammates because they're all so friendly and welcoming. This is my second day as an Elms athlete and I'm off to a great start.

What is your favorite place to travel, and why?
My favorite place to travel in Ogunquit, ME because the beach is so beautiful and there is so much to do out there. There are so many restaurants and so much beautiful scenery. Also Ogunquit has some of the best waves for boogie boarding (my favorite thing to do out there).

What is your favorite food?
My favorite food is shepard's pie that consists of corn, hamburg, and mashed
potatos. One of my mom's specialties.
What are your future plans?
I plan to become a pediatric nurse (I think) and to work at Baystate Hospital or another great Hospital so that I can not only give back to my community but help people. After I get some
experience I want to go back to Elms for my master's degree in Nursing.