Getting to Know:

GO HUSKIES Erika Oswald
Erika Oswald

Feb. 6, 2014

The Northern Illinois University softball team opens its 2014 season tomorrow against Louisville in the Huskies' first game of Florida Atlantic's "Kickoff Classic" in Boca Raton, Fla. has been counting the days to first pitch by featuring each member of the NIU softball team. The countdown concludes today with the 18th and final member of the team, Erika Oswald.

Favorite Food/Meal:
My dad's homemade chicken noodle soup

Favorite Movie:
The Little Rascals

Favorite Sports Movie:

Favorite Professional Athlete:
Abby Wambach

Favorite Professional Sports Team:
Chicago Cubs

Favorite Music Artist:
I like country in general

Favorite TV Show:

Hang out with friends and just relax as well as bowling

Dream Vacation:

If I Won the Lottery I Would...:
Help out my parents and save

Favorite City:

Favorite Sport Outside of Softball:
Sand volleyball

Person Who Has Influenced Me Life the Most:
My parents

Someday I Would Like to Meet:
Someone who is really fascinating

Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. `We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people will not feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It is not just in some us; it is in everyone and as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give others permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."



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

Growing Up I Wanted to Be...:
Marine Biologist and D-1 Softball Player


Greatest Childhood Fear:
The drops of roller coasters

Favorite Part About Being A Student-Athlete at NIU:
You can stay in shape and you get to represent your school

People Think I Look Like:
People who have seen my brother and I think we are twins but we are a year apart

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