Cardinal Capsule: Michelle Smith

Feb. 8, 2005


Michelle Smith

Sport: Softball
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-6
Events: Infielder
Hometown: Agoura Hills, Calif.
High School:Agoura HS
Major: Human Biology
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A 2004 graduate of Agoura High School in Agoura Hills, Calif. ... Four-year letterwinner ... Captained team her senior year ... Coached By Brandy Brennan ... Four-team team MVP ... Two-time first-team all-league ... Two-time Marmente League MVP ... Two-time first-team All-Ventura County ... 2004 Ventura County Player of the Year ... Daily News first-team All-Area in 2003 ... 2004 All-Area Player of the Year ... L.A. Times All-State selection in 2004 ... L.A. Times All-Region pick in 2003 ... 2004 L.A. Times All-Region Player of the Year ... 2004 first-team All-CIF ... Cal-Hi Sports All-State in 2004.



The thing I like about sports is:
The competitiveness.


For me to improve as a player I need to:
Relax and not be too hard on myself.


A friend from another college softball team:
Jessie DePippo: Long Island University.


Favorite Professor:
Professor Harrison


Favorite midnight snack:
Peanut butter and pretzels, Cheez-its.


If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
Georgia because I have a friend on the team.


If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Peanut butter and jelly.


Favorite T.V. show:
Alias, The O.C.


My parents were right when they told me:
Never stop trying to improve.


Favorite website:
www.gostanford.com


My most prized possession is:
The pictures of my family and friends.


Favorite non-softball activity:
Hanging out with friends.


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
Garden State Soundtrack.


The best advice I ever received was:
Always work hard and don't slack off.


Opponent you would most like to beat:
UCLA because it's where I'm from and I have friends at the school and on the team.


The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Tony Azevedo


Favorite actor:
Johnny Depp


Favorite actress:
Sandra Bullock


If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
My dogs.


Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
I'm not going to get as much sleep as I used to.


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


Favorite Food:
Any potato product (mashed, baked, boiled, potato pancakes, french fries, etc.).


Least Favorite Food:
Tomatoes.


Favorite sport other than softball:
Soccer - the other sport I played competitively.


If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Invest and turn it into more (to spend wisely, of course).


One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
The landing of Apollo 11 on the moon.

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