What is your favorite thing about softball?
The team aspect. There’s pretty much nothing like it. It’s an automatic friend group. You come in, and there are all these different people you get to hang out with all the time with different personalities.
What is the worst thing about softball?
Honestly, this is a dumb thing to say, but I hate putting on cleats. They’re tight and they’re uncomfortable and that’s probably the thing that I dread the most.
How long have you been playing?
A long time. I think I started when I was in 5th grade.
Do you have any pre-game rituals?
I’m all about staying loose and not stressing too much. I like to keep things light, so I tell jokes to get everybody laughing.
Do you play any other sports?
I used to play volleyball back in the day, but considering I didn’t grow past 5’4”, it didn’t seem like a very viable option.
Do you have a favorite movie about sports?
One of my favorites is “A League of Their Own.” It’s a classic girl baseball movie. It’s really good. I recommend it.
Why did you choose Hillsdale?
Really, it was the people. My dad told me, “I heard about this school on the radio, it has great values, and I think it would appeal to you.”
I said, “It sounds fake, but we’ll see.”
I was so surprised. I visited with my grandma, and people were asking her to come sit with them. It was the nicest environment I’d ever seen at a college. I thought that was really special.
What is the best class that you have taken?
Parasitology — studying parasites. It was disgusting and cool and I loved it.
What do you usually order at AJ’s?
If I go, I’m getting the quesadilla or the chicken tenders. I’m not a coffee person.
If Dr. Arnn asked you, “What is the good?” what would you say?
I’d probably just run away and say, “Not today, Dr. Arnn!”
What do you do in your limited free time?
Watch Netflix. I’ve been a big fan of The Great British Baking Show lately. I work out a lot, too.
If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
Pizza. Any and all kinds. I don’t discriminate.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I’m looking into biomedical research, maybe clinical research. I like immunology.