Nickname: Ta-Ta or Tattie
Sport: Softball
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
Major: Elementary Education

 

PERSONAL

Three words to describe yourself?   1Charismatic 2) Passionate 3) Loyal

What has been your most embarrassing moment?   Before I visited the University of Delaware I asked coach what state Delaware is in... I now can proudly say Delaware is the first state and is indeed located in the state of Delaware.

Do you room with athletes? What's that like?   Yes, my teammates Gabby Klecko, Lisa Stacevicz, Hannah George and our manager Abby Cline. Honestly, the only way I can describe it is a beautiful adventure. There is never a dull moment in this house (refer to my snapchat). I wouldn't trade it for the world.

What is a fun fact about yourself?   In high school I was voted "most likely to answer her cell-phone during a test"... my parents were so proud.

Where is the coolest place you've traveled?   Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

What's one song on your iPod that nobody would know?   "Where the Hood at" by DMX.

Favorite TV show or program?   The Real Housewives of Orange County. I'm obsessed with reality TV.

What do you like to do on your spare time?   I'll let you know when I retire from being a student-athlete. 

Favorite Meal?   Mexican food.

Who is your favorite musical artist?   Taylor Swift... she's got a song for everyone and everything.

Any hidden talents?   I can perform all Christmas carols in sign language. 

What are your biggest pet peeves?   People who look at the glass half empty. 

What are three things that are on your bucket list?   1) Run with the bulls in Spain. 2) Go dog sledding in Alaska. 3) Write and publish a children's book.

What is your favorite cereal?   Fruity Pebbles.

Dream job?   Second grade teacher by day and a Real Housewives reality TV star by night.

 

HYPOTHETICAL

Who would you like to trade places with for a day?   Oprah. I always wanted to be able to give someone a car and change people's life one talk show at a time.

If you could describe your life as a movie what movie would it be?   Clueless.

If you were an animal which one would you be and why?   A puppy. They make everyone smile and all they have to do is cuddle, let people pet them, be cute and learn to pee outside. 

If you had one wish, what would it be?   For every human on Earth to live more happy days than sad days.

What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?   I would love to be able to control time, rewind to the best times, fast forward through the rough ones and pause the perfect ones.

What cartoon character would you be?   Betty Boop.

Talent you would most like to have?   I wish I could dance, like actually kill the dance floor.

 

BLUE HEN

Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?   First tournament freshman year in New Orleans. It was Mardi Gras weekend, we got to walk down Bourbon Street and then won the tournament to start the season 4-0.

Any superstitions?   I always keep extra headbands in my left pocket on game day. If I have a bad inning I will switch my headband in the dugout. You won't catch me on game day without a bow.

What do you and your team do to get students to go to your game?   Social media, send some tweets and snaps and post some prime game day instas.

What is your game-day playlist?   Shake it Off, Spice Girls, Kelly Clarkson... Fetty Wap, but anyone on the team will tell you that I am rarely given the control of the locker room tunes.

What was the best advice ever given to you?   My travel ball coach put quotes on our Nationals shirts my senior year and it has stuck with me ever since. "Somewhere behind the athlete you've become, the years of practice, the coaches who push you and the fans who cheer for you is the little girl who fell in love with the sport and never looked back...play for her." When you watch kids playing a sport simply because they love it, it's a refreshing reminder of why you started.

Compiled by Shannon Hawley, Athletics Media Relations Student Intern