Jan. 24, 2013
STANFORD, Calif. -Each week GoStanford.com will feature a Q&A with a different member of the 2013 Stanford softball team. This week get to know senior outfielder Sarah Hassman.
Nicknames: Hass and Sassy
How old were you when you first started playing softball? 10
If you could have one superpower what would it be? The ability to freeze time because it goes by waaaay too fast, and I wish I could cherish some moments longer than they are.
Besides softball, do you have any unique talents? Sewing, drawing and playing the guitar.
Do you have any pregame superstitions or rituals? I text my mom before every game and listen to a certain playlist.
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would you go? New Zealand because it seems like a gorgeous place and there are so many outdoor adventures to go on!
What is your proudest sports moment? Diving head first into first base and being safe during the first 2009 Super Regional game against Arizona. I had just talked to Brandon Marcello a month earlier about that exact play and it felt amazing to execute it!
If you could attend one professional sporting event what would it be? The World Series in San Francisco.
Favorite candy? Anything chocolate
What is your favorite thing about being a Stanford student-athlete? You get the best of both worlds. Being challenged at the highest level in the classroom and out on the field.
Who are your role models? My Parents
What is one material thing you could not live without? My Cuddle Blanket
What TV show would you want to be on/a part of? The Amazing Race
Favorite quote? "To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded." -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Who on the team does the best Coach Rittman impersonation? Boo [Cassandra Roulund]
Which of your teammates is the best dancer? Hanna Winter
This or That
Ice cream or frozen yogurt? Ice cream
Coke or Pepsi? Coke
Sunrise or sunset? Sunset
Dogs or cats? Dogs
Beach or mountains? Mountains
Walk or bike? Walk
Books or movies? Books
Real mayo or Miracle Whip? Neither
Cheez-its or pretzels? Cheez-its
Hot dog or hamburger? Hamburger
NorCal or SoCal? NorCal
Ski or snowboard? Snowboard
Ryan Gosling or Channing Tatum? Channing Tatum, but Ryan Gosling is by far the better actor
Grey’s Anatomy or House? Grey's Anatomy
Cardinal or White? Cardinal
Karaoke or dancing? Line Dancing
Shorts or pants? Shorts
Pearls or diamonds? Diamonds
Sneakers or flip flops? Sneakers
Jennifer Aniston or Angelina Jolie? Jennifer Aniston
Chocolate or vanilla? Chocolate
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Phone call or Skype/Facetime? Phone call