PISCATAWAY, N.J. (Feb. 10, 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 Carly Todd (Deptford, N.J.).
#35 Carly Todd – Fr.
Prior to Rutgers: Four-year softball and basketball letterwinner … helped the softball team win the South Jersey State Championship in her freshman and sophomore year … earned the MVP award in both her sophomore and junior year … female athlete of the year her senior year … named second team all-conference her sophomore year … named first team all-conference junior and senior year … named all-South Jersey in junior and senior year … played in the South Jersey All-Star game and in the Super 36 at Seton Hall … member of the NJ Mysitics18U Gold summer of 2009-2013.
Personal Info: Daughter of DJ and Susan …has two siblings, Tre and Cambrie … an undecided major … born June 13, 1995.
What is your favorite part of this team?
“Having people there for me that I know I can depend on no matter what. It’s like having a family away from home.”
Do you have a best softball memory?
“Committing here would probably be one of my favorite memories. Being able to get that weight off my shoulders and have my senior year to just play, take it serious, but still have fun.”
What does it mean to you to stay in New Jersey to play softball?
“I like the fact that my parents can come to any games that are close enough. If I ever need to go home for something I know that I’m able to make the trip home and back to school in a day.”
What is your favorite part of campus?
“I would probably have to say the dining hall. The Livingston Dining Hall is one of the nicer ones and newest. I see a lot of people I know there all the time.”
Game day rituals or superstitions?
“I always get dressed in the same orders on game days. When it comes to batting gloves, I always put them on the same way.”
Do you have hobbies when not playing softball?
“I listen to a lot of music and like my down time when I can get it. My favorite rapper is Mike Stud.”
If not softball what sport would you play?
“Basketball. I played basketball in high school and that’s something I really miss – not being able to play two sports like I did back in the day.”
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