Q: Why did you choose
W&M has the perfect mix of great athletics and academics. When deciding where I wanted to go to college, it was important to me to have both. Plus Williamsburg has much better weather than Northern Indiana!
Q: Describe a moment
when you felt the most Tribe pride...
I think I felt the most tribe pride while our team was working a water station at the Colonial half marathon. When Babs, one of our seniors at the time, ran by participating in the race, the whole team shouted and threw water on her. Even though Babs was no longer on the roster, the Tribe family is forever. It was something small, and it didn't take place on the field, but that was the moment that filled me with the most Tribe pride - when I really saw that special bond our team will always share.
Q: Take us through
your pre-game mental preparation routine:
My pre-game mental preparation routine really isn't too special. I generally try to relax and focus on what I personally need to do in the game to make my team successful while listening to your basic pump-up songs. Also about an hour or so before I even go to the locker room, I talk to my mom on the phone briefly, and she tells me the same thing she has told me before every game for as long as I can remember, "play smart, have fun." Even if I have nothing else to talk about that day, I call just to hear those familiar words.
Q: Do you belong to
any other clubs, groups, or organizations?
I am a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars, but hope to get much more involved in what this campus has to offer in my second year at the College.
Q: What are some
community activities you or your team have done?
Our team has volunteered to help with the Colonial Half Marathon, as well as cleaning and setting up for events in the W&M Hall. At home, I volunteer as an assistant coach for the Michiana Echo Soccer Club.
Q: What is your
intended or declared major and why?
Right now I intend to major in Biology, but I am also considering a double major in Neuroscience or a minor in Marine Science. I really enjoy science, math, and all the components of Biology, but it is also a very broad field. I'm hoping to find an aspect of that field that I am really passionate about.
Q: Describe your dream
If the job existed, I would love to work with little children with Autism, while teaching them about sea animals like turtles and manatees. I would also have plenty of time to coach a soccer team.
Q: If you could play
another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
I would probably like to play lacrosse. I've never played before, but my dad did, and it is my favorite sport to watch here at the College other than soccer of course.
Q: Favorite team
tradition/activity and why?
My favorite team tradition is definitely Nicknames! Each player on our team is given a nickname a few weeks into her freshman season - some stick and some don't, but it is one thing that every player to come through the program has in common.
Q: Which teammate will
have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Carson Scott. I don't think I have ever asked her exactly what she wants to do, but she's probably the hardest working and most optimistic person I have ever met. Whatever she does, I know she will do it well, and I can't wait to see how she succeeds.
Q: What is your
favorite quote or phrase?
The brick walls are there for a reason, right? The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to show us how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop people who don't want something badly enough." - Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture.
Q: What is your
favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
Q: Favorite place you
have visited or traveled to and why?
Juno Beach, Florida - I have gone there just about every spring break for as long as I can remember. It's beautiful and familiar, and that's why I love it.
Q: If you could sit
down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I would love to sit down with Jimmy Fallon, so we could write Thank You Notes together. He's just hilarious.
Q: Most addicting
Modern Family, hands down.
Q: How will you change
the world (or even just one person's world)?
When asked this question, I always feel like I have to say "Cure Cancer" or "End World Hunger," there are so many worthwhile causes I'm just not sure where I want to apply myself just yet. For now I'm happy with trying to be a positive role model for the children in my community. Kids are probably the greatest people ever to be around, and to have an impact on just one of their lives would be an honor.
Q: Tell us something
about yourself that most people don't know...
I don't chew gum. Weird I know, but I get scared I'm going to forget about it and end up choking.
Q: What's number one
on your bucket list and why?
I can't say I have a number one, but I would love to go scuba diving around the Great Barrier Reef.
Q: What is something
you are afraid of?
I'm pretty darn terrified of birds - my family and winged things just don't have a great history.
Q: What is an obstacle
you had to overcome in your life?
It was hard to lose my grandpa. He was, and still is, one of my biggest heroes.