Meet The Cardinal: Autumn Albers

March 3, 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 junior Autumn Albers.

Nickname: Otter Pop
My goals for this season are: To help my team win a national championship
A moment in my life I will always remember: Singing and star-gazing on a rooftop with some of my best friends last summer.
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: If you rearrange the letters, it spells “evil land”
Talents I would most like to have: 1) The ability to project my voice like Maya Burns and 2) To possess the dance moves of Alissa Haber
My parents’ occupations are: Contracting superintendent (dad)/ veterinary technician (mom)
Favorite napping spot: The recliner in my room
The perfect meal includes: tofu (mmmmm!)
My favorite thing about our team is: Our seesterhood
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Papua New Guinea
The first sport I ever played was: Dancing
The person I would most like to meet is: Barack Obama
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Take a few years off to travel before possibly going to med school
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: That sometimes you have to make more hours in the day to fit in everything you want to do… and it’s worth it
My earliest sports memory is: Playing wiffle ball with my brothers in the front yard of our old San Leandro house
I collect: Cows
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: Catching up on sleep
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I’m a vegan
The best thing about Stanford is: The INCREDIBLE people
Least Favorite Food: Meat
My favorite movie: Stardust or Enchanted (both courtesy of Shannon Koplitz)
My favorite TV show: Family Guy
One wish I would make for the 21st century: LOVE
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Brown rice and veggies
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: SF Giants and 49ers
Over the summer, I: Was a counselor at Camp Kesem for a week and then spent the rest of the time teaching 7th grade at a village school in Papua New Guinea
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Karkar Island (Papua New Guinea)
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: Columbae (my house)
I’m most thankful for: My family for loving and supporting me so much
Best book I have ever read: Catch 22 (Joseph Heller)
My parents were right when they told me: To be myself
The best advice I ever received was: Sometimes choosing what makes less sense makes more sense… planning to be unplanned is not necessarily a bad thing (Professor Joshua Landy)
After my Stanford career is over, I’d like to be remembered as: A good friend
The reason I chose Stanford University is: It was the perfect fit
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Sit outside and chat with people
My funniest teammate is: Habey baby
The sport I am the worst at is: ga-ga ball (but I still love it!)
My favorite softball memory is: Singing and dancing with my teammates to Missy Penna’s favorite song in the old locker room before Super Regionals last year
My biggest pet peeve is: When people scrape their fork on their plate
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: Japan
Favorite midnight snack: Dried mangoes
My most embarrassing moment was: Having to sing and dance in front of my entire high school my first week of freshman year and getting booed
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: We have a lot of versatility, a lot of talent, and a lot of heart
Favorite city: Berkeley (ironic, I know)

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