March 6, 2012
With three weeks of travel and competition under their belts and a big spring break trip coming up, purduesports.com checked in with freshman infielder Alicia Wilson to see how things are going. The Fishers, Ind., native shared about how travel is going, what she hopes to accomplish this season and a few little known facts about herself in this week's Base By Base Q&A.
hat are you looking forward to most this year?
I'm really looking forward to making it to NCAAs and making it far in the tournament.
What was the most challenging part of the fall for you?
The most challenging part of the fall for me was balancing academics and softball. But, now with study tables and all the help we get, it's pretty manageable.
If you could look into the future, what would you want to see yourself accomplishing by your senior year?
By the end of my senior year, I would hope to make it as far as possible in the NCAA Tournament.
What are your goals for this season?
My main goal for the season is to make it to NCAAs and go farther than the team has in the past.
What are you most nervous for throughout the duration of the season?
I'm most nervous for playing the big teams because I'm used to seeing them on TV and things like that, but it's exciting at the same time.
How has the transition been from high school softball to college softball?
College softball is a lot faster, but I feel like my high school team and playing for a travel team really prepared me well for this year.
What do you feel you bring to the team?
I feel like I bring a lot of energy and positive aspects to the team.
What is the most surprising part of college for you so far?
The most surprising part of college for me is not seeing my parents at all.
How have the first couple of weekends been traveling with the team?
The first couple weekends went really well; they went smoothly which was good. It's nice now that I'm really getter better acquainted with the older girls.
What is your guilty pleasure, a TV show, song book or food you can't live without?
I cannot live without sour patch kids; they're my favorite.
What is something about you that most people don't know?
Probably that I was born in Franfort, Germany. My dad was in the Army, so we lived in Germany for him for a little bit.