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Student-Athlete of the Week - Kristin Austin


May 6, 2009

Name: Kristin Austin

Sport: Softball

Post-college ambition: Pediatric Nurse

Person with greatest influence in athletic career: My parents

Biggest thrill in sports: Beating Michigan this year.

Athlete you most admire: Jackie Joyner Kersey

What impresses you most about your coach(es): Their determination and love of the game.

What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Being away from my family

Hobbies and outside interests: Reading, running, sleep

Pre-competition superstition: I don't step on the lines ever.

Favorite movie(s): Bad News Bears, Love and Basketball, The Sandlot

Favorite TV show(s): Grey's Anatomy

Favorite musical group/artist: Rascal Flatts

Favorite foods: Mashed potatoes

Favorite class: Anatomy and Physiology

Favorite book: Tuesday's With Morrie

Favorite funny movie quote: "You're killin' me smalls!." - The Sandlot

Favorite professional team: St. Louis Cardinals

Favorite sports writer or announcer: Jessica Mendoza

A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: I can touch my nose with my tongue

Person you'd most like to meet: Jackie Joyner Kersey

Words that describes you best are: Goofy, determined

Best advice you've gotten about sports: "If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't."

What people should know about you but probably don't: I used to be a ballerina and tap dancer.

If they filmed a movie of your life, who would star in it and what would it be called: Reece Witherspoon - One Laugh at a Time

If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be:

Why you chose U of L: The facilities, coaches and girls (teammates)

Best part of being an athlete: Getting to travel around the country and represent my school



The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: While I was being recruited.

If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: Pay for nursing school

The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: I got hit with the ball while running to first.

What is your favorite place you have ever visited: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Summer!

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