April 18, 2002
Q: What was your favorite softball moment of 2001?
A: The fact that my parents and friends watched me play in almost every game. That was special and really meant a lot to me.
Q: What was the hardest part of your freshmen season?
A: Adjusting. Just going from high school softball to here. Things were definitely a lot different.
Q: What is the best part about playing softball at FSU?
A: Their love for the game.
Q: Have you thought about what you want to do when you finish school?
A: I want to be a Chi Alpha Campus Pastor.
Q: Do you prefer a night in or a night out?
A: It really depends on who I am with. I don’t really go out and get real crazy because I am very strong Christian. I like to go out and have fun, but I also really like to just hang out with friends and watch movies.
Q: How do you get ready on game day?
A: Right up until we start warming up for a game, I am totally relaxed. I take my time in the locker room and I put my stuff on slowly. Some people hurry around and rush, I just relax. From the time I wake up until game-time I just prepare myself mentally for my role and what I am supposed to do.
Q: If I could change one thing about myself, it would be?
A: Sometimes my boldness scares people. Like, if I am out, I just like to go up to people and say, “Hi, my name is Leah.” Sometimes that approach freaks people out. I really just want people to feel at home wherever I am.
Q: What is the one thing people don’t know about you that you would most like them to know?
A: That I love Jesus with all my heart.
Q: If you could give this year’s freshmen, what would it be?
A: Have fun. If you just relax and have fun you will play your best. When you start worrying about things, that’s when you lose you confidence and start doubting yourself.
Q: What are your favorite things to do away from softball?
A: Hang out with Ki Alpha, go out with friends, relax and enjoy myself. I love having people over to watch movies or have dinner.
Q: What was the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
A: No regrets. Also, it’s not how many awards you get in life, it’s the amount of people whose lives you touch. That’s the only thing that really matters.
Q: How did you begin playing softball?
A: There were no boys in my family so my grandfather decided to make me into the tom-boy. He would take me out every day in back yard and teach me how to throw. I’ve been playing since I was three, but of course it wasn’t as big back then as it is now.