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Meet the Team
Courtesy: Stanford Athletics  
Release: 02/10/2014
STANFORD, Calif. - Each week will feature a Q-and-A with a different member of the 2014 Stanford softball team. This week, get to know sophomore utility player, Kayla Bonstrom.

Why did you decide to come to Stanford?
Because who wouldn’t want to come to Stanford? It is the best academic and athletic school in the nation.

When you were a kid and even now, who is your role model in the sport?
Jessica Mendoza.

What is one tip you would give to a student-athlete to be successful in school and their sport?
Time management is key!

What is your favorite memory of your softball career thus far?
My entire time at Stanford has been filled with so many great memories, I don’t think it’s possible to choose just one.

What are your favorite and least favorite training drills?
Tee-work is my favorite and self-tossing I could do without.

What is your major at Stanford, and what are your career aspirations?
I am majoring in international relations with a minor in Spanish. I am not incredibly sure what I want to do but I would like to possibly work for an embassy, international business or in media relations for a sports team.

What is one personal goal for the 2014 season?
Helping our team win a national championship.

What is the best advice you have ever gotten, and from whom?
“Never let another person’s opinion of you and your ability stop you from achieving what you know you are capable of.” – Grandpa Buzz

What are three things on your bucket list?
1.      Go backpacking through Europe and Asia.
2.      Go to the Kentucky Derby.
3.      Learn how to rope and participate in a round-up.

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Go-to warmup song?
“Cinderella Man” – Eminem

Favorite thing to do for fun?
Movie nights with friends.

Guiltiest indulgence?

Go-to pregame meal?
Bagel, bacon, eggs, hash browns, and hot chocolate

Most quotable movie?
Any Disney movie.

What is your spirit animal?
Last year we were all given spirit animals and mine was a bunny.

Who would play you in a movie?
Hayden Panettiere.

People might be surprised to know that…
I do not like oranges!



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