Meet The Cardinal: Mary Kate Smith

April 19, 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 sophomore Mary Kate Smith.

Nickname: MK
My goals for this season are: To get to OKC and WIN IT ALL!
A moment in my life I will always remember: Trying softball for the first time with my Dad
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: The amazing beaches
My first impression of Coach Rittman was: Hmm…I wonder if he’s funny?
Talent I would most like to have: Photographic memory
Favorite napping spot: Anywhere and everywhere
The perfect meal includes: Eating a rainbow!
My favorite thing about our team is: How close we all are
The first sport I ever played was: Soccer
Superstitions/pregame rituals: I always have to wear mascara
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Continue my education and travel the world
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: The sky is not the limit
My earliest sports memory is: Playing every YMCA sport offered
I collect: Makeup
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: Either with my roommates, tanning in the sun, or studying
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I write, eat, and play pool left-handed
The best thing about Stanford is: All of the amazing opportunities it presents you with
Least Favorite Food: Salmon
My favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy
Ten years from now I hope to be: Happy and successful
One wish I would make for the 21st century: To find a cure for Cancer and AIDS
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Turkey burgers
The place I’d most like to visit: Italy
I’m afraid of: Spiders!
Hidden talent: I’m a really good swimmer
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: The Oval
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Developmental Psychology
I’m most thankful for: My family, friends, and health
My parents were right when they told me: You can do anything you set your mind to
The best advice I ever received was: “You’ve got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.” –George Lorimer
The reason I chose Stanford University is: There’s nowhere else that can even compare
The sport I am the worst at is: Tennis
My biggest pet peeve is: When people don’t wash their hands!
Favorite midnight snack: Cereal
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: We’re going all the way

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