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

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:

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:

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:

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:

Least Favorite Food:

Favorite sport other than softball:

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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