Getting To Know Laura Severson

May 5, 2004


Laura Severson

Sport: Softball
Year: Sophomore
Height: 5-8
Events: Pitcher
Hometown: Frankfort, IL
High School:Lincoln-Way HS
Major: Undecided
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Turned in a 5-3 record in the circle with a 5.03 ERA ... Had 50.1 innings pitched while striking out 34 ... Appeared in 21 games, making nine starts ... Made two starts in the circle with one complete game ... Combined on five shutouts during the season ... Collected four hits in 36 plate appearances ... Was perfect in the field with 12 putouts and 26 assists ... Threw three shutout innings against UNLV (2/7) in a 8-0 win to pick up her first collegiate victory ... Recorded her second win versus Kentucky (7/14) with another three shutout innings ... Longest outing of the season was 6.1 innings against Oregon State (4/5) ... Threw five shutout innings against St. Mary's (4/30) in a 5-0 win over the Gaels ... Tallied a career-high five strikeouts versus Oregon State (4/5) ... Went two-for-three at the plate against Texas Tech (2/9).



The Stanford softball team will be fun to watch this year because:
We just get it.


For me to improve as a player I need to:
Learn something new everyday.


The thing I like about sports is:
The more the team works together, the better the result. Chemistry is very important.


If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:
The University of Iowa.


A friend from another college softball team:
Heather Kunkel, The University of Missouri's shortstop.


Favorite midnight snack:
hot chocolate.


What makes Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium so special:
Having the privilege to play at such a beautiful stadium makes you never take a day for granted, because it puts your goals and action in perspective.


If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
Chicken breasts and plain pasta.


Favorite T.V. show:
Sportscenter and SNL.


My parents were right when they told me:
All you can do is try your best.


I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Jessica Mendoza.


Favorite non-softball activity:
Going to White Sox games.


If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
Any Dixie Chick's cd.


My most prized possession:
My teddy bear that I've had since I was 3.


Favorite website:
MLB.com


My parents were right when they told me:
All you can do is try your best.


Favorite professor:
Dr. Mark Applebaum (for Music 8A).


The most difficult opposing stadium to play in is:
The University of Arizona (Hillenbrand Stadium).


Favorite Actor:
Will Farrell.


Favorite Actress:
Reese Witherspoon.


If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be:
The weather, and my car!


Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
Sushi is not for everyone.


Favorite Food:
Spaghetti.


Least Favorite Food:
Sushi.


Favorite sport other than softball:
Volleyball of course.


After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
A teammate who always worked hard and inspired others to work hard.


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