Westfield State alum to appear on Survivor

Trish Hegarty (Photo Courtesy: The Westfield News)
Trish Hegarty (Photo Courtesy: The Westfield News)

Westfield State University alumnus Trish Hegarty (Crowley) will appear on the upcoming 28th season of the reality show Survivor scheduled to air Wednesdays at 8 p.m. starting February 26th.

Like many other seasons of Survivor, Survivor Cagayan has a twist, The 18 contestants will be split up into three tribes based on their dominant personality traits: brawns, beauty, or brains. Each episode, the tribes will compete against each other for immunity in various physical and mental challenges and the losing tribe will have to go to tribal council and vote off a contestant.

Hegarty graduated from Westfield State in 1988 with a B.A. in Elementary Education. While at the university, she played on the soccer team and served as team captain.

A single mom of daughters Marykate and Claire, Hegarty now lives in Needham, Mass. Where she owns and operates DishStudios (www.dishstudios.com), an exercise and pilates studio.

A fan of Survivor since its debut in 2000, Hegarty auditioned four times before she was chosen as a contestant to compete. Hegarty said the reason for her multiple auditions was to prove to her daughters that you can do anything you set your mind to.

Copyright: The Westfield News

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