It’s a beautiful day. You want to spend time outside and do something fun. If you are part of the Auburn family, chances are you have been to an Auburn baseball game on a day like this. If you enjoy going to Auburn baseball games, becoming an Auburn Diamond Doll might be the perfect thing for you. To learn more about this, I interviewed Diamond Doll, Katie Campbell.
Katie Campbell is a junior from Auburn, AL, majoring in communication. When Katie graduates she would like to pursue a career in sports marketing or sports event planning. “Being a Diamond Doll provides me with a snapshot from behind the scenes of what a baseball program is like,” Katie explains. She goes on to tell that her interest in baseball began when she was young. Her brother played baseball for years and therefore, it was something she grew up around. In high school, she served as a Diamond Doll, which made her love for baseball grow even more.
Katie has been involved with Auburn’s Diamond Dolls for two years and is actually the graphic designer for Diamond Dolls. “I am in charge of ordering all of our uniforms, and designing t-shirts for our organization. On top of my officer duties, I also help out in the coach’s office when needed, decorate the locker rooms, assist in helping with marketing promotions throughout the game, and of course offer support to our team throughout the season,” Katie says. She explains that through this experience, she has learned time management skills, which has helped her in many aspects of her life.
So how do you become a Diamond Doll? Katie explains that tryouts are held during fall semester. “The tryout consists of two rounds of interviews. The first interview is strictly personality type questions. If you make it to the second round, the girls are tested on their baseball knowledge. Questions are both general baseball knowledge and specific facts about Auburn baseball,” Katie explains. There are currently 75 Diamond Dolls, but the number varies each year.
Overall, Katie thinks that Diamond Dolls is an awesome way to make friends and get involved. “There are so many girls from so many different backgrounds. It is so much fun to have the chance to get to know them. They are all fantastic! I have met some of my best friends through Diamond Dolls, so I would recommend Diamond Dolls to every girl,” Katie says.