Meet one of the eight new members of the Wisconsin softball team
Meet freshman Badger Macy Oswald! She is from Caseyville, Ill., and attended O'Fallon Township High School. The righty batter was a four-year letterwinner and earned Best Defense all four years. She was named MVP, first-team all-conference, first-team all-area, St. Louis All-Metro, first-team Chicago Tribune All-State and second -team all-state her senior year.
During her senior year, she earned the Best Offense Award. She was named O'Fallon Township Female Athlete of the year (2011-2012) as well as Player of the Week for ESPN Rise Midwest.
She had 12 home runs her junior year, as O'Fallon Township won the 2011 Southwest Conference Championship and Regional Southwest Conference Championship. Oswald's head coach was Kate Walsh.
She was also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and a member of SADD (students against destructive decisions) and PWP (players with a passion).
Her parents are Michael and Holly Oswald, and she has one younger sister, Mia. Her father, Michael, was a catcher at Chowan College. She enjoys playing volleyball, working out and sketching nature scenes. Her major is currently undecided.
We took a little time for some Q&A with Macy:
Q: Who or what got you started in softball?
A: My dad, he played baseball in college
Q: At what age did you start playing softball?
A: I was nine years old
Q: If you didn't play softball, which sport would you play?
A: Volleyball. I was the libero (defensive specialist) at my high school. I played volleyball from seventh grade until my senior year.
Q: What is your dream job?
A: Working with future professional athletes
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: Who is your favorite athlete/athletic team?
A: St. Louis Cardinals
Q: Describe your dream vacation
A:.Going to Hawaii
Q: What is your favorite sports/softball memory?
A: My favorite memory would have to be when my high school softball team won regionals four years in a row.
Q: Do you have any pump up or pre-game music or rituals?
A: Listen to my playlist of pump up jams.
Q: What is the best part of playing softball at Wisconsin?
A: Putting on the big W and being part of something bigger than myself.
Q: Where is your favorite spot on campus?
A: The Lakeshore path. It's a great place to go for a run.
Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Cookies and Cream
Q: What is your favorite Crayola crayon color?
Q: What TV show do you wish you could be in?
A: Gossip Girl
Q: If you could be any person for a day, who would you be?
A: Blake Lively
Q: If you were stranded on an island and could only have three items with you, what would they be?
A: My best friend, matches and a boat...