Meet The Cardinal: Sarah Hassman

April 14, 2010

Each week will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2010 Stanford Softball team. This week get to know sophomore Sarah Hassman.

Nickname: Hass
A moment in my life I will always remember: Cliff jumping in Yosemite
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: It is the world headquarters of Apple Computer
Talent I would most like to have: To be able to do a back flip
My parents’ occupations are: My dad is an inspector at Lockheed Martin and my mom is a Computer Program Analyst at Rockwell Collins
Favorite napping spot: On top of my Human Biology books
The perfect meal includes: Steak and a chocolate dessert
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Florida
The first sport I ever played was: Soccer
Superstitions/pregame rituals: Maya and I have to make the same faces as we do helicopters during warm up
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Continue going to school and then go backpacking through New Zealand
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: How much I appreciate home and my family
My earliest sports memory is: Ridding in my red wagon with my brothers on the way to soccer practice
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: Eating in the kitchen
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I am deathly afraid of snakes
The best thing about Stanford is: How beautiful the campus is
The biggest thrill of my life to date: Swimming with wild dolphins in Hawai’i
Least Favorite Food: Mushrooms
My favorite movie: P.S. I Love You
My favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Steak and steamed broccoli
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: SF Giants
The place I’d most like to visit: New Zealand
I’m afraid of: Spiders and snakes
Over the summer, I: Went to rehab everyday and went to Hawai’i for a week with my family
Hidden talent: I can ride a unicycle
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Kona, Hawai’i
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: In the outfield grass during sunset
My favorite class at Stanford has been: PWR 2 Political Photography
I’m most thankful for: My family and the endless opportunities I have been given
Best book I have ever read: Where The Red Fern Grows
My parents were right when they told me: You can achieve anything with hard work
The reason I chose Stanford University is: Because of the great people here
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Eat
The sport I am the worst at is: Xbox 360 games, if you can call them a sport
My favorite softball memory is: Diving head first into first base and being safe during Super Regionals against Arizona
My biggest pet peeve is: When people chew with their mouth open
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: New Zealand with my family
Favorite midnight snack: Anything chocolate

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