Getting To Know Anna Beardman

Feb. 23, 2005

Anna Beardman

Sport: Softball
Year: Freshman
Height: 5-5
Events: Infielder
Hometown: Perris, Calif.
High School:Martin Luther King HS
Major: Undecided
Stanford Athletics Highlights: A 2004 graduate of Martin Luther King High School in Riverside, Calif. ... Four-year letterwinner ... Captained her team for two years ... Coached by Lucinda Brewer ... 2002 All-America selection ... 2004 all-county first-team pick ... Sunkist League MVP in '04 ... First-team All-League in 2004 ... Member of the all-state team her senior year ... Second-team all-county in 2002.

The Stanford softball team will be fun to watch this year because:
We have an awesome group of girls that all work hard to contribute their skills to the team and we have a great offensive lineup, so our games will be exciting!

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Focus on the things that I can control, have a positive, aggressive attitude, and have fun because that is when I play best.

A friend from another college softball team:
There are too many, I have friends in every conference.

The thing I like about sports is:

Favorite midnight snack:
Peanut Butter, by far.

What makes Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium so special:
The maintenance that our team performs on the field is remarkable. We do everything we can to keep the field looking its best.

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

Favorite T.V. show:
The Bachelorette, CSI.

My parents were right when they told me:
That if I worked hard I could achieve anything I put my mind to.

Favorite website:

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Barry Bonds, so I could get his swing down.

Favorite non-softball activity:

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
An 80's mix.

The best advice I ever received was:

Opponent you would most like to beat:
Everyone in Pac-10.

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
My fellow teammates.

Favorite actor:
Johnny Depp/ Will Farrell

Favorite actress:
Cathy Bates

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
Our dog KIWI.

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
Too much to communicate with you in just a few sentences.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
A hard worker, someone that was never satisfied and strived for more, but enjoyed the journey.

Favorite Food:
Peanut butter.

Least Favorite Food:
Spicy food.

Favorite sport other than softball:

If I won $1 million dollars, I would:
Probably squander it on my friends and family, or use it to create a band with Laura Severson and Shoney Hixson.

Best Book I've Read:
The Odyssey.

If I could go up against any other Stanford athlete (non women's softball) it would be:
The men's baseball team in batting practice...that would be fun.

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