Meet The Cardinal: Shannon Koplitz
Feb. 16, 2010
Each week GoStanford.com will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2010 Stanford Softball team. This week get to know senior Shannon Koplitz.
Nickname: Kop, Kopa, Shan, Shanny, Shanimal
My goals for this season are: As a team, to never be content or complacent, to always pick each other up, and obviously to win the World Series!
A moment in my life I will always remember: Meeting my brother for the first time.
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: Mardi Gras! And the food, and the music, and the people. New Orleans is a place that celebrates life.
Talent I would most like to have: It would be awesome to be able to play an instrument really well, maybe guitar or violin. I also want to eventually learn how to cook.
My parents’ occupations are: Chemistry professors. Both of them.
The perfect meal includes: Really good bread.
My favorite thing about our team is: How much we laugh.
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Italy
The first sport I ever played was: Basketball when I was 6.
The person I would most like to meet is: Julie Andrews
Superstitions/pregame rituals: I try not to step on the chalk lines.
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Help people.
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To trust myself, and also how to nap.
I collect: Movies (Disney movies in particular) and good music.
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: watching a movie.
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I really like video games and I’m terrified of horror movies
The best thing about Stanford is: The people.
Least Favorite Food: Raw onions, plain tofu, and olives (unless they’re on pizza)
My favorite movie: “Hook” with Robin Williams and Dustin Hoffman
My favorite TV show: Glee! I also really like Ghost Hunters, Bones, and NCIS
Ten years from now I hope to be: Working really hard at something I really love
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Eggs, yogurt and peanut butter, apples, and bread
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: The Seattle Mariners
The place I’d most like to visit: Egypt
I’m afraid of: Black moccasins (type of very evil snake)
Over the summer, I: Went to Europe! It was awesome
Hidden talent: I know a lot of movie/music trivia
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Italy/Disney World (it’s a tie)
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Earth Systems 10: Intro to Earth Systems
My primary inspiration in sports is: How fun it is to play
I’m most thankful for: My family and friends, and for all of the amazing opportunities I’ve had
The best advice I ever received was: “The only things you can control are your attitude and your effort”
After my Stanford career is over, I’d like to be remembered as: A good teammate, a great friend, and a genuine person
The reason I chose Stanford University is: (Silly question)
I would love to trade places for a day with: Jodie Foster
My funniest teammate is: Maya Burns. She’s actually one of the funniest people I’ve ever met
The sport I am the worst at is: Anything involving water…
My biggest pet peeve is: People being really selfish or inconsiderate.
Favorite city: New Orleans, obviously!
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