Senior Kolton Arnold returning for a fifth year

by Bailey Earls, Staff Reporter

Senior Kolton Arnold is a major in business management from Norwalk, Iowa. He graduated from Norwalk High School in 2017. He will be one of the senior athletes returning to Simpson College for a fifth year.

Arnold is the first-basemen for Simpson College baseball. During his time here he has received many honors and rewards. In 2018 he received the All-Conference First Team and is a two-time letter winner (2018-2019). On March 2, 2020, he received ARC Position Player of the Week.

Whether or not he was going to attend Simpson College was of no question. He had relatives that attended such as his mother and cousins.  Baseball is also a passion of his that he wanted to experience with family.

“My mom went to Simpson and I had two cousins on the baseball team so I wanted to play with them,” said Arnold.

Professor John Walker has helped him out during his time here at Simpson. Whether it was questions about classwork or advising for future goals, he was always there to help Arnold out.

“Professor Walker has always been there to help and has supported the decisions I have made for my future. He was always there if I needed anything or had any questions,” said Arnold.

Within four years of college, a lot can happen. You spend a lot of time focusing on your education, participating in extracurricular activities, and making friends. During this time, you prepare yourself for life after college, but the memories you make are important to who you are. Many of his favorite memories involve, “Bus rides and spending time with my teammates.”

Considering the fact that Arnold will be returning for a fifth year at Simpson, he has plenty of time to figure out what he wants to do after college. At the moment he plans on getting a job in the Des Moines area. In the meantime, he will be spending another year playing baseball and expanding his knowledge of business.

When asked if he had any advice to give to the underclassmen, Arnold said, “Enjoy the moments you have and live in the present.”