Q&A: Emma Schmidt
Published 8:35 am Friday, May 8, 2015
Emma Schmidt is a junior on the Buchanan softball team.
What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?
ES: Getting to start on varsity as a freshman.
What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?
ES: Losing districts two years in a row.
What has been a hardship in your life?
ES: Losing coach (Leon) Bagwell.
Who is a “hero” in your life and why?
ES: My grandma Jewell because she is kind and generous. She also cares and loves all people and animals
When are you the most nervous while you are competing?
ES: Right before I get up to bat.
Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.
ES: Getting thrown out at home while trying for an inside-the-park home run.
How do you tend to workout/train when by yourself?
ES: I really never workout by myself.
What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?
Who would you say is your “biggest fan?” Why?
ES: My Dad. He always pushes me to do my best. He also supports me in everything I do.
How would you give away $50,000?
ES: I would donate the money to the youth softball/baseball programs.
If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?
ES: The USA Softball team.
If I did not play sports, I would…?
ES: Play guitar.
What is the most challenging thing for you to do in your sport?
ES: Having to decide what to do when I am up to bat.
If you could change one rule about your sport, what would it be?
ES: We could lead off before the pitcher releases the ball.
What is the best compliment you have ever received?
ES: “You are way better than your sister.”
What was the scariest thing you have had to do? Are you glad you did it?
ES: Switch schools from Niles to Buchanan. Yes, it was the best decision I have ever made.
What was the last thing you saw someone do that really impressed you?
ES: When Jayla Bibbs hit a three-run walk off home run to win the Buck Classic for us and she is only a freshman.
What is your favorite hobby? Why?
ES: Hanging out with friends because we always have the best times together.
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