Meet The Cardinal: Brittany Minder

March 18, 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 Brittany Minder.

Nickname: Mindy
My goals for this season are: Coach, is this you?
A moment in my life I will always remember: My first boxing match and landing some pretty hard shots
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: Birthplace of the California citrus industry
My first impression of Coach Rittman was: Why is this man wearing sunglasses indoors?!
My parents’ occupations are: They own a business that manufactures parts and accessories for A.t.v.s
Favorite napping spot: Probably the best napping happens in a car, in a train, on a plane. I never sleep all the night through. So, nap I will, all day too
The perfect meal includes: Crunchy peanut butter, bananas, and honey
The furthest from home I have ever been is: The Motherland
The person I would most like to meet is: Condi (thanks Brando!). dead person? Jackie O
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Be a citizen of the world
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: When you’ve got the right mindset, you can have it all. Whatever you don’t have is all on you
I collect: Rocks. Patches from countries I’ve visited. Baseball cards. Kitschy stuff
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: Zzz…zzzZZZ
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I really HATE the texture of meat. The striations just make me gag
The biggest thrill of my life to date: Getting to meet Condoleezza Rice. Absolutely the coolest thing ever…
Least Favorite Food: Ham
My favorite movie: The Omega Man
My favorite TV show: Weeds
One wish I would make for the 21st century: For people to be happier
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Haha. Been there, done that. Vegetables and lots of boiled eggs… and cottage cheese
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: Boston Red Sox
The place I’d most like to visit: Cairo and Morocco
I’m afraid of: Flying...it’s so unnatural
Hidden talent: Writing poetry
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Istanbul, Turkey
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: Anywhere, but class
My favorite class at Stanford has been: The Biology and Evolution of Language
I’m most thankful for: being an American
Best book I have ever read: The Life of Pi
My parents were right when they told me: Tell the truth right away because you’ll get in a lot more trouble later on when you are found out
The best advice I ever received was: Nobody likes a braggart
After my Stanford career is over, I’d like to be remembered as: A scrappy player and great teammate
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Sit in the Axe and Palm and procrastistudy
I would love to trade places for a day with: Travis from Gymclass Heroes
My funniest teammate is: Maya. I think it may be unintentional, though
My favorite softball memory is: When Stanford beat Arizona in the first game of Super Regionals last year. It was the most memorable game I’ve ever been a part of
My biggest pet peeve is: Stupid people. Really
My most embarrassing moment was: Oh dear. Hardcore falling down in my first game warm-up as an outfielder at Stanford. I am pretty sure everyone saw, and I am pretty sure Coach made us re-do it because he wanted a repeat performance

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