Getting To Know Lauren Nydam

Feb. 1, 2005


Lauren Nydam

Sport: Softball
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-0
Events: Pitcher
Hometown: La Canada, Calif.
High School:Village Christian HS
Major: Undecided
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A 2004 graduate of Village Christian High School in Sun Valley, Calif. ... Four-year letterwinner in softball ... Also lettered in cross country and basketball ... Coached by Jana Kovar and Jim Stone ... Four-time first-team All-CIF selection ... Los Angeles Daily News First-team All-Area in 2004 ... San Fernando Valley Daily News Most Valuable Pitcher her senior year ... Thousand Oaks Tournament MVP in 2003 ... 2003 CIF Div. V Co-MVP ... Cal-Hi Sports All-State Small Schools First-team in 2004 ... 2004 L.A. Times San Fernando Valley Pitcher of the Year ... Holds school record for most perfect games in a season, most career perfect games and most strikeouts in a game.



The Stanford softball team will be fun to watch this year because:
We are an energetic, exciting team that can score a lot of runs.


For me to improve as a player I need to:
Practice hard and be patient with myself.


A friend from another college softball team:
Maggie Davidson at Concordia.


Favorite Professor:
Brett Rogers (Beginning ancient Greek).


Favorite midnight snack:
Oatmeal with syrup or chicken tenders alternately dipped in honey, ranch, and honey mustard.


What makes Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium so special:
The gorgeous vegetation that surrounds the bullpen. I love pine trees.


If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Watermelon and whatever I felt like cooking from allrecipes.com.


Favorite T.V. show:
Star Trek.


My parents were right when they told me:
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.


Favorite website:
http://homestarrunner.com/


I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Either of my dogs so I could spend all day at my house just sleeping,eating, or being loved by my family.


Favorite non-softball activity:
Laughing.


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
I would burn one with all my favorite songs at that time.


The best advice I ever received was:
Prioritize and know what is important to you.


Opponent you would most like to beat:
Arizona


The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Dana Sorensen


Favorite actor:
Johnny Depp


Favorite actress:
Uma Thurman


If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
My two best friends Amanda and Brooke.


Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
Why ancient Greek, although lovely, is a dead language.


After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
A reliable friend and pitcher.


Favorite Food:
Watermelon.


Least Favorite Food:
Peanuts.


Favorite sport other than softball:
Slamball.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Invest a good portion of it in the DJIA and the S&P 500 index fund,donate some to cancer research, and buy some splendid things.


One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
The construction of the pyramids in Egypt.

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