Each Wednesday until the season opener on Feb. 9, one of five new players on this year's softball roster will be featured on the blog. Check back every Wednesday to meet the newcomers.
Why did you come to BYU?
I came to BYU because I am a new member of the church. I just got baptized last November. I was playing at another college (Grand Canyon) and I needed a better environment, so I came to BYU.
When did you start playing softball?
I started when I was four years old. My mom played, so she put me in it. Then I loved it and have played ever since.
What is your favorite softball memory?
With my club team we won the national championship in back-to-back years.
Who do you look up to in sports?
I really like Brandon Crawford form the San Francisco Giants. They are my team and he is a really good shortstop. Other than that, Hunter Pence because he is a weirdo.
Do you have any pregame rituals?
I am literally the most superstitious person ever. There is literally not enough time to tell them all. One is whenever I start warming up throwing, I have to take my partner’s glove on the line open, and I throw the ball into an empty glove. In the batter’s box and in-between every inning I do things too.
Other than softball, what is your favorite sport?
Volleyball. I played volleyball all throughout high school. If I had started volleyball the same time I started softball, I probably would’ve stuck with volleyball because I love it so much.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
A New Zealand and Australia trip. I really like the outdoors, and they have that kind of lifestyle, so that’s where I would like to go.
What is your dream job?
To be a dentist. That is what I’m going to school for. Or a dental hygienist. My major is exercise science. I want to go to dental school after I graduate.
What is your favorite thing about BYU aside from softball?
It is something I both like and dislike, but the location. I’ve never lived in snow or near mountains. Arizona is just flat and brown and dry, so this is different.