Getting To Know Dana Sorensen

May 19, 2004

Dana Sorensen

Sport: Softball
Year: Senior
Height: 5-10
Hometown: San Diego, CA
High School:Scripps Branch
Major: Communication/Sociology
Stanford Athletics 2003 Highlights: Earned Second-Team Pacific All-Region, First-Team All-Pac-10 and Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10 honors ... Made 31 starts in 39 appearances in the circle for the Cardinal ... Led the team with 21 complete games and 218.1 innings pitched ... Recorded a 21-11 record overall with a team-leading 1.09 ERA ... Had five shutouts in addition to eight combined shutouts on the year ... Tallied a team-leading 332 strikeouts while holding opponents to a .140 batting average ... Notched double digits in strikeouts on 16 occasions ... Holds single-season record for most strikeouts (332) ... Tied for first in career wins with 70 ... Stanford's career leader in strikeouts with 791 ... Ranks third in career innings pitched with 638.2 ... Her 1.09 ERA ranks third on The Farm for a single season ... Her career ERA of 0.93 is a school record ... Her 21 victories in 2003 ties for fifth for a single season on The Farm while her 218.1 innings pitched ranks third ... Tallied a season-high 15 strikeouts in a complete game shutout over Georgia (3/1) ... Pitched a three-high shutout over Pacific (3/8) with 13 strikeouts.

The Stanford softball team will be fun to watch this year because:
We are young but have alot of energy, we are much quicker and can create opportunities.

For me to improve as a player I need to:
Be healthy.

The thing I like about sports is:
The comraderie and the fans.

If I could add one team to the schedule it would be:

A friend from another college softball team:
Former Cal third baseman Candace Harper.

Favorite midnight snack:
Ice cream.

What makes Boyd and Jill Smith Family Stadium so special:
The view of the athletic facillities and Hoover tower is spectacular.

If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on:
I do cook all my meals, and I survive on my George Forman grill -- chicken and burgers!!

Favorite T.V. show:
Friends, no question!

My parents were right when they told me:
To just have fun.

I'd like to switch places for a day with:
Julia Roberts, I would love to see what life is like for her.

Favorite non-softball activity:
Baking, filming documentaries of our team.

If you were going on a road trip and could only take one cd, which one would you take:
Maybe my mix of Garth Brooks.

My most prized possession:
#12 necklace.

The best advice I ever received was:
To just have fun.

The most difficult opposing stadium to play is:

Favorite website:, ebay, and

The current or former Stanford athlete I most enjoy watching perform:
Luke Powell, football.

If I could go up against any other Stanford athlete (non women's softball) it would be:
Ogonna Nnamani (volleyball), I think she can jump over me!

Favorite actor:
Tom Hanks

Favorite actress:
Julia Roberts

Since coming to Stanford I have learned:
That the most important thing is people are the reason for life, not achievements.

One moment in history I wish I could have seen:
when Jackie Robinson stole home.

After my Stanford career is over, I'd like to be remembered as:
Someone who grew into a responsible and considerate person.

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