Student Athlete Profile - Allison Maffitt, Field Hockey

Sept. 19, 2007

Allison Maffitt
Field Hockey
5-4 * Senior * F
Houston, Texas
(The Kinkaid School)

Allison's Bio

Post-college ambition: To travel abroad for a few years and then go to graduate school

People with the greatest influence on her athletic career: Her brother Ted

Biggest thrill in sports: Overtime

Athlete she most admires: Craig Biggio

What impresses her most about her coach: Her commitment to the team and to the program

What has been her biggest obstacle to overcome: Trying to get healthy during her freshman season

Hobbies and outside interests: Cooking

Pre-competition superstition: Swing her Houston Astros bat

Favorite movies: The Royal Tenenbaums & Walk the Line

Favorite TV shows: Grey's Anatomy & The Deadliest Catch

Favorite musical artists: Old 97s, Johnny Cash, The Eagles

Favorite food: All Mexican food

Favorite class: History of Austrian and German Thought

Favorite book: The Lords of Discipline by Pat Conroy

Favorite funny movie quote: "Rule #76: No excuses. Play like a champion!" - Wedding Crashers

Favorite professional team: Houston Astros

Favorite sports writer or announcer: Milo Hamilton

Person she'd most like to meet: Nelson Mandela

Words that describe her best are: Entertaining, caring

Best advice she's gotten about sports: "Always have fun!"

What people should know about her but probably don't: She knows how to knit

If she could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Her dad's parents and Teddy Roosevelt

Why she chose U of L: The opportunities it provided on and off the field

Best part of being an athlete: Spending time with her teammates

If she won the lottery, she'd use the money for: She would donate to charity, invest and start a business with her brother

The strangest thing that has ever happened to her while she was competing in her sport: She knocked her friend's tooth out