Meet The Cardinal: Jenna Rich

May 10, 2010

Each week will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2010 Stanford Softball team. This week get to know freshman Jenna Rich.

Nickname: JRich, Richie Rich
My goals for this season are: To improve my leadership skills and contribute to our team’s success in any way possible
The most noteworthy thing about my hometown: My high school is the most filmed at high school in the country
My first impression of Coach Rittman was: He is very easygoing and a man of few words
Talent I would most like to have: Photographic memory
My parents’ occupations are: office manager and plumbing contractor
Favorite napping spot: Tegan’s and my secret spot in the library
The perfect meal includes: My mom’s spaghetti, breadsticks and milk
My favorite thing about our team is: The camaraderie
The furthest from home I have ever been is: England
The first sport I ever played was: Basketball
The person I would most like to meet is: Walt Disney, once they perfect cryogenics and bring him back to life
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Help others and be happy and successful in whatever I pursue
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: To procrastinate now, don’t put it off
My sports hero growing up was: Derek Jeter
My earliest sports memory is: Hitting a wiffle ball over my backyard fence with a blue foam bat
I collect: Disney Figurines
In my off-time, I’m most likely to be found: in the dining hall or catching up on some sleep
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I love sushi, but dislike cooked fish
The best thing about Stanford is: the atmosphere
The biggest thrill of my life to date: Skydiving!
Least Favorite Food: black licorice
My favorite movie: Moulin Rouge
My favorite TV show: Damages, Criminal Minds
Ten years from now I hope to be: alive, healthy and happy
One wish I would make for the 21st century: That there wouldn’t be any government corruption…and that the world doesn’t end in 2012
If I had to cook all of my meals, I’d probably survive on: Pasta and fried rice
Sports teams I followed when I was younger: Los Angeles Lakers
The place I’d most like to visit: Outer space
I’m afraid of: Spiders and when my mother jumps out to try to scare me
Over the summer, I: Played in the Under Armor All-American Softball game in Orlando, Fla., traveled with my club softball team, and vacationed in Monterey, where I went skydiving
Hidden talent: Can juggle and ride a Waveboard at the same time
My favorite place that I ever visited is: Aspen, Colorado
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: The Dish
My favorite class at Stanford has been: CEE 063 Weather and Storms
My primary inspiration in sports is: My parents and little sister, Rhianna
I’m most thankful for: My family
Best book I have ever read: Grapes of Wrath
My parents were right when they told me: Life’s not fair
The best advice I ever received was: You can do anything, but not everything
After my Stanford career is over, I’d like to be remembered as: A hard-working student, devoted athlete and genuinely good person/teammate
The reason I chose Stanford University is: To immerse myself in the best academic environment and compete in a top athletic program
My favorite thing to do on campus is: hang out at CoHo
I would love to trade places for a day with: My mother
My funniest teammate is: Sarah Hassman
The sport I am the worst at is: Volleyball
My favorite softball memory is: Winning 10 and under ASA Nationals
My biggest pet peeve is: When people smack while eating
If I could travel anywhere in the world I would go to: Italy
Favorite midnight snack: Gingerbread men
My most embarrassing moment was: In my first high school game, I walked off first base thinking there were three outs
Favorite city: New York

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