PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Feb. 3, 2014) – In advance of the 2014 season, ScarletKnights.com will bring you brief Q&As with all nine newcomers of the Rutgers softball team. This installment features freshman Bridget Carr (Pequannock, N.J.).
#10 Bridget Carr – Fr.
Pos: First Base
Prior to Rutgers: A three-year varsity letterwinner at Pequannock HS … the team went 81-8-1 in her career, winning the New Jersey Group II State Championship in 2012 and the North Jersey Group II Section 1 Championship in 2011 … team was a three-time winner of the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference Independence Division (2013, 2012, 2011) … served as a team captain in her senior season … named Second Team All-Morris County by Morris County Softball Coaches’ Association … hit .393 with 36 RBIs while tossing 63 innings with a 2.10 ERA … also a three-year varsity letterwinner in girls basketball, leading the team with 293 points as a captain in her senior year … named the 2013 Suburban Trends Overall Female Athlete of the Year … played seven years of club ball with the New Jersey Sparks, also playing for the 12U New Jersey Rocks and the 10 U New Jersey Diamonds.
Personal: Daughter of Kristin and Tim … has three siblings, Joshua, Emma and Megan … her sister, Megan, graduated from Rutgers … an undecided major … born Sept. 20, 1995.
What’s you favorite part about playing softball?
“Being a part of a team and being able to contribute my own talents. I also like the pressure that comes along with it and performing under pressure.”
Who’s your favorite softball player
“I was always a fan of Jenny Finch. I once met her at a tournament in New Jersey.”
If not softball, what sport would you play?
“I played basketball in high school so I would choose basketball.”
What’s the dynamic like among the freshman class?
“I’d say they’re my best friends. I was a walk-on, so I came on and they all knew each other and everything. But we’ve really developed and now we hang out with each other 24/7 outside of softball.”
Game day rituals and superstitions?
“I wear a bow and that’s pretty much it.”
What’s your favorite part of campus?
“My favorite part is how it’s so big and each campus is different. I live on College Ave., so I get the city feel when I’m at my dorm, but when I come to Livingston it’s more like a traditional college campus. When I go to Cook/Douglass it’s more green and garden-like.”
What’s your favorite New Brunswick eatery?
“I like Stuff Yer Face and Hansel n’ Griddle.”
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