Meet The Cardinal: Ashley Chinn

March 8, 2010

Each week will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2010 Stanford Softball team. This week get to know junior Ashley Chinn.

Nickname: Chinny, Chinzo
My goals for this season are: Helping our team in every way possible
A moment in my life I will always remember: Teaching English in China
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: My high school inspired the movie Dangerous Minds
Favorite napping spot: My bed
The perfect meal includes: Frozen yogurt
My favorite thing about our team is: How close we all are
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Istanbul, Turkey
The first sport I ever played was: Softball
The person I would most like to meet is: Judy Garland
Superstitions/pregame rituals: Breathing
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Make people proud
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: That I can’t always be perfect
My earliest sports memory is: First learning how to throw
I collect: Good memories
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: At Sprinkles or Red Mango
Something people would be surprised to know about me: Chinese was my first language
The best thing about Stanford is: The people
Least Favorite Food: Seafood
My favorite movie: Singin’ In the Rain
My favorite TV show: Friends
Ten years from now I hope to be: Happy
One wish I would make for the 21st century: Opportunities for education throughout the world
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Cereal and peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
The place I’d most like to visit: South Africa
I’m afraid of: Things with more than four legs
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Capri, Italy
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: My bed
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Intro to Sociology
My primary inspiration in sports is: My opponent
I’m most thankful for: Having loving and supporting people in my life
Best book I have ever read: The Giving Tree
After my Stanford career is over, I’d like to be remembered as: A dedicated player and teammate
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The high level of academics and athletics
My favorite thing to do on campus is: Go to Late Night with friends
My funniest teammate is: Maya Burns
The sport I am the worst at is: Swimming and basketball
My favorite softball memory is: Playing for the Cardinal with some of my best friends
My biggest pet peeve is: People without table manners
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: The Caribbean
Favorite midnight snack: Cereal
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: We have a lot of new faces and a lot of versatility
Favorite city: San Francisco

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