College attended: University of Southern Indiana
Years with Otters: Six
Work experience before the Otters: Westminster Presbyterian Church Daycare, 2004-2006
Favorite baseball team outside the Otters: Chicago Cubs
Favorite baseball quote: "Every day is a new opportunity. You can build on yesterday's success or put its failures behind and start over again. That's the way life is, with a new game every day, and that's the way baseball is."--Bob Feller
"Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal, and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball."--Jim Murray
"The baseball park is the one place where a man's wife doesn't mind his getting excited over somebody else's curves."--Brendan Francis
"There's no crying in baseball."--Tom Hanks in "A League of Their Own"
Walk-up Song:"Walking in Memphis" by Lonestar
Life outside the Otters: Life outside the Otters consists of going to school, working part-time at Mega Gymnastics, and spending time with my family and friends.
Favorite sports memory: Personal--competing in Las Vegas to become part of the 1998 national AAU team; other--the 1996 women's gymnastic team winning the Olympic gold medal
Favorite charity: JDRF, because I was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes 10 years ago, and Autism Speaks, because my nephew was diagnosed with autism at the age of 2 1/2.
Summary: I grew up in the small town of Odon, Indiana. I have been blessed with wonderful parents and two beautiful sisters. The majority of my time growing up was spent doing flips at Odon Gymnastics Academy, where I competed for 10 years on both the gymnastics and tumbling and trampoline teams. I graduated from North Daviess High School in 2003. During high school, I was involved in softball, cheerleading and several academic organizations. I also worked for our local grocery store and gas station. Upon graduation, I attended Ball State University for one year before transferring to USI, hoping to graduate with an accounting degree in the summer of 2009. I started my adventure with the Otters as an intern in 2006 before being hired as a full-time account executive in January of 2007. When I'm not at the ballpark, you can find me working part-time at Mega-Gymnastics or spending time with my family and friends. I love meeting people, watching reality TV, and playing scrabble or bananagrams. If you would like to challenge me in a game of scrabble or bananagrams, please do so. Just a warning--we will play until I win at least one game.