Getting to Know:

GO HUSKIES Allyson Hecht
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Allyson Hecht
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Jan. 31, 2014

The Northern Illinois University softball team is seven days away from its season opener against Louisville Feb. 7 in the FAU "Kickoff Classic" in Boca Raton, Fla. From now until Opening Day, Fans can get to know all 18 members of the NIU softball team on NIUHuskies.com. After getting to know the freshmen last week, fans can learn about the sophomores and juniors this week. Today's Huskie is Allyson Hecht.

Favorite Food/Meal:
Mexican

Favorite Movie:
Moneyball

Favorite Sports Movie:
Moneyball

Favorite Professional Athlete:
Mike Trout

Best Sports Memory at NIU:
Going to the MAC Tournament Sophomore year

Favorite Professional Sports Team:
Angels

Favorite Cartoon (current or as a kid):
Rocketpower

Favorite Music Artist:
Blake Shelton

Favorite TV Show:
Gossip Girl

Biggest Celebrity Crush:
Ryan Gosling

Favorite Road Trip (sports or non-sports):
Coming to Illinois

Hobbies:
I like to run

Dream Vacation:
Paris

If I Won the Lottery I Would...:
Buy an Audi

Favorite City:
Denver

Favorite Sport Outside of Softball:
Running

Person Who Has Influenced Me Life the Most:
My dad

Favorite Quote:
"Life is what you make it"

Favorite Subject in School (K-8th Grade):
Science

Growing Up I Wanted to Be...:
Astronaut

Nicknames:
Al pal - by Kaitlyn only

Hidden Talent:
Singing

Greatest Childhood Fear:
Heights

Favorite Part About Being A Student-Athlete at NIU:
Knowing all the other athletes