February 7, 2005 - by

Tasha’s Thoughts – Diary Entry #1

Hi everyone!

My name is Natasha Jacob and I am a junior on the Florida State softball team. Each week, I will be posting an entry to my Seminole Softball diary, in hopes to let all of you Seminole fans get a glimpse into life as a softball player at FSU. For this first entry, I thought I would introduce myself to you.

Although my name is Natasha, everyone usually just calls me Tash or Tasha. I play left field and I wear the lucky number 13. I was born in Lemoore, California, but since the first grade, I have lived in Coppell, Texas. Now I know that all of you are thinking, “Texas? As in the state with cowboys and farms and everyone rides a horse to school?” Not exactly! Coppell is a suburb 15 minutes north of the busy city of Dallas. I feel very fortunate to come from a town with such an amazing network of supportive friends and families. However, as I type this, my parents back at home are packing everything up and moving out of Coppell to a new house in the beautiful foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, just north of Atlanta, Georgia. It is going to take me some time to come to the realization that the new place I will call home is in Georgia, but I will always be a Texan at heart!!

I am so fortunate to be a part of the Florida State softball program. I am surrounded by an amazing group of people who do anything and everything to see my teammates and I have success not only on the field or in the classroom, but in the real world as well. When I was being recruited to come to FSU, I knew the second I stepped on this campus that this was the place I wanted to spend my college career. The unbelievable amount of pride and school spirit that just thrives on this campus is absolutely amazing. I guess I can say that I have found a home away from home! My team is like a huge family to me, and to top it all off, we sometimes refer to Coach Graf as Momma Graf! What can I say? It’s great to be a Seminole!

I just wanted to remind you all that a new entry will be posted each week. Whether you are an avid FSU softball fan or just becoming familiar with my team, you are in for a treat, because there is never a dull moment around this team! My teammates are crazy and extremely funny, but each one of us is completely different in our own way. The assortment of different personalities and qualities that each player brings to the team makes for an exciting and interesting group of young women!! It just amazes me when I stop and think about my teammates and the fact that although we come from all over the United States, we were all brought to Tallahassee, Florida to play a game we love. I am so fortunate to be a part of this program, and I promise to share with you all of the memories and events that will unfold as the season progresses.

One more important note:
Please come out to support us as we open our season at FAMU’s field Wednesday, February, 9 at 5:00 and 7:00 p.m!!!

Go Noles!

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