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Inside the Nest- Xavier Herring

Inside the Nest- Xavier Herring

The University of Mary Washington Athletic Department has launched a new student-athlete spotlight, "Inside the Nest." Each month, we will be celebrating student-athletes from different communities within our department. The focus for February is Black History Month.  


Xavier Herring

Class of 2023


Sport: Baseball

Hometown: Fairfax, VA

Major: Psychology


Why did you choose University of Mary Washington?

I chose the University of Mary Washington because of the psychology program's good reputation, the close proximity to home, and I had the option to go to a great school and play baseball.

Favorite Spot on Campus?

The University Center (UC), especially the new Panera.

What are your plans post Mary Wash?

I would like to go to grad school to further my studies and eventually get a job that will lead to a stable career.

What advice would you give incoming Eagles?

Take advantage of the smaller class sizes! Do not be afraid to speak to your professors or to go to their office hours; they are here to help.

What does Black History Month mean to you?

Black History Month is a time where I am able to pay respect to and celebrate what other black people before me went through and stood for so the people after them could live better and more equally. I can also reflect on what I may be able to do in the future to contribute to advancing our people and society as a whole.