Freshman Lauren Gibson
Feb. 7, 2010
Transcribed by Brian Davis, Assistant Media Relations Director and Mary-Carter Kniffen
With Tennessee Lady Vol softball season fast approaching on February 12th, utladyvols.com is helping the fans get more acquainted with the 2010 squad by asking questions of the student-athletes and posting their answers. Check back each day for a new featured Lady Vol softball player! If you've missed your favorite player, be sure to visit the bottom of the UT softball page where previous player questions/answers are catalogued under the link entitled "Meet the 2010 Lady Vols."
Name: Lauren Gibson
Nicknames: LO, LG, and Gibby
Favorite Food? Chicken from Chick-fil-a
Favorite TV Show? Law and Order: SVU
Favorite Knoxville-area restaurant? Firehouse Subs
Best movie you've seen recently? The Ugly Truth
Favorite Vacation Spot? Ocean City, Maryland
Favorite Childhood Memory? Probably when I was little and I was with my dad. I told him I wanted to pitch but at that point I couldn't throw or catch at three years old and by four years old I could pitch and throw. I never gave up.
Favorite Hobbies Outside of Softball? Shopping, going to the beach and just hanging out with my friends and family.
Favorite Athlete(s)? Ken Griffey Jr.
Favorite U.S. Softball Player? Lisa Fernandez
Best player you've ever faced? Nikki Nemitz
Who do you feel has been the biggest influence in your life and why? My family, my parents and sister, because they have done do much for me and pushed me. Also, my boyfriend Jake Bell because through my whole softball and college career he has always been there on a good or bad day.
How would you describe your personality? I am very shy, but once you get to know me I am very outgoing, love goofing off and I am pretty stress free - I just go with the flow.
What is one thing you wish you were better at? I wish I was more outgoing; however, since I have been here I have become more outgoing.
If you could have a superpower what would it be? To fly
My favorite thing to collect is? Well since I have been in Tennessee my favorite thing is to collect birthday cards and cards from my family.
Snack food that I can't live without? Chocolate Chip Cookies
Person you would most like to trade places with for a day? A taste tester because I love food!
If you could have dinner with any three people (present or past) who would they be? Don Bishoff, Jim Reinhardt, and Channing Tatum
One possession you would keep if you lost all but one? My dog, Bridgette
If there were a movie about your life, what would it be called? Lauren Gibson's Life
Who would portray you in a movie about your life? Shaun Johnson (gymnast) - everyone says we look alike.
What would your dream job be? Be a vet.
Best advice ever been given? Don't ever let someone tell you that you can't do something.
List some random things about yourself Facebook-style:
1) I have been around softball my whole life, I was a bat girl when I was little and my jersey was like a dress.
2) I was born with Acid Reflux, and I've had surgery for it.
3) I had long hair that stretched down my back, but got it cut for "Locks of Love."
4) I am obsessed with animals, over my lifetime I have had 7 dogs, 3 goats, 3 cats, turtles, and 2 hamsters.