Name: Meghan Gross
Position: First base
What is your favorite thing about playing softball?
Being on the field and playing first base, just making plays.
What is your least favorite thing about playing softball?
The pressure from the crowd and depending upon the situation we’re in.
What is your favorite pre-game meal?
I like fruit, I’ll eat it between innings. Berries, strawberries and apples.
Who inspires you?
Myself, when I was younger I played in in-house and I always wanted to play in a competitive league. It took me many years to get there, I had to work my way to the starting position on a competitive team and I got there by working hard.
What do you like to do in your free time?
I like to work out and go out friends. Basically stay in shape for softball.
What advice would you give to younger softball players?
If you want a spot you have to work for it, it’s not going to get handed to you. It doesn’t come naturally, working hard everyday is how it comes to you.
What are your plans after COD?
I want to transfer to either NIU or U of I to be a psychology teacher and I want to go to graduate school after that.