March 22, 2012
STANFORD, Calif. - The Cardinal welcomes eight freshmen to the squad this year. GoStanford.com will profile each of them throughout the season. In this edition get to know outfielder Tylyn Wells.
A moment in my life I will always remember: Winning the 2009 18 Gold National Championship
Talent I would most like to have: To sing as well as Beyonce, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Hudson, etc.
My parents' occupations are: My father is the executive director of a vocational college. My mother is a transaction coordinator.
Favorite napping spot: The floor of the locker room or the couches in Arrillaga Dining Hall
The perfect meal includes: Infinite amounts of southern or Creole dishes
My favorite thing about our team is: How much we care about one another, both on the field and off. We have great chemistry.
The furthest from home I have ever been is: Honolulu
The first sport I ever played was: T-Ball
The person I would most like to meet is: Michelle Obama, Tupac, Beyonce, Piers Morgan, Soledad Obrien
Superstitions/pregame rituals: I have to listen to energetic music before a game. The music gets me in the zone and helps me focus.
When I leave Stanford, I want to: Become an architect, start my own architectural firm, travel abroad, enjoy my life
Since coming to Stanford, I have learned: One can never have too much food in their dorm room
My sports hero growing up was: Natasha Watley
My earliest sports memory is: Being a stud goalie on my 1st grade soccer team
I collect: State quarters
In my off-time, I'm most likely to be found: Talking to somebody, somewhere, while eating
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I really, really, really like Wild Berry Pop-Tarts
The best thing about Stanford is: The people, both students and faculty
Least Favorite Food: Tomatoes
My favorite movie: Love and Basketball
My favorite TV show: Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, Revenge
Favorite city: Chicago, Illinois
If I had to cook all of my meals, I'd probably survive on: Grilled cheese
The place I'd most like to visit: Almost anywhere in Africa
Hidden talent: I am a decent artist
My favorite place on the Stanford campus is: Arrillaga Dining Hall
My favorite class at Stanford has been: Introduction to African-American Studies
I'm most thankful for: My amazing family and friends
My parents were right when they told me: Life goes by fast
The reason I chose Stanford University is: The best of everything: academics, athletics, beautiful campus, colorful population, great people
I would love to trade places for a day with: Tina Fey
My funniest teammate is: Every person on the team is extremely funny in their own way
The sport I am the worst at is: Pool
The best advice I ever received was: Know what you want to accomplish, find out how to accomplish it, and do it
My biggest pet peeve is: When drivers don't use turn signals
Favorite midnight snack: So many... apples and peanut butter, cereal, grilled cheese, cheese
Stanford softball will be fun to watch this year because: We play with so much energy, emotion, and love for the game. We love to compete.