Meet the Terp: Amanda Brashear

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Amanda Brashear comes to Maryland from Chino, California where she was a four-time first team all-league selection at Chino High School. The freshman outfielder batted .400 as a senior and played her club ball with Firecrackers. Get to know Amanda Brashear.

 How was your first semester at Maryland? 

My first semester at Maryland was great. I learned a lot especially how to manage my time.

What attracted you to the University of Maryland?
I was very selective with who I played for since my father was my coach my whole life. Coach Wright had all the attributes I was looking for in a coach. She has amazing energy and cares for you like a mother. Once I stepped on campus the beauty it had in it officially sold me. I could see myself play for the university and being a terrapin.

What is your favorite memory from playing softball?
My favorite memory from playing softball is my sophomore year in high school when we made it to the CIF championship. It was 12 innings with only one hit from each team. The stadium was full from each school and that was the loudest and biggest crowd I 

have ever played for. We ended up losing but the intensity and energy the crowd and players had was something I will never forget.

How has it been getting to know your teammates?
I feel it has been easy to get to know my teammates. They all have extremely different personalities but I love that about them. We spend so much time together off and on the field it would be hard to not to get to know them.

Are you a good cook, what's your favorite thing to make?
I feel that I am a good cook. I have always helped my parents and grandparents cook which helped me learn a lot. I also love to bake. My favorite thing to make is a roast in the crock pot with mashed potatoes.

What is your favorite thing about yourself?
My favorite thing about myself is the love I have for animals.

What is the best vacation you have ever been on?
The best vacation I went on was when I went to Mammoth with my family.

If you could have an unlimited supply of one thing, what would it be?
I would have an unlimited supple of fake eyelashes.

What is your favorite thing to do on a day off?
My favorite thing to do is cuddle up with my dogs, a big blanket and watch movies.

Favorite TV Show: Grey’s Anatomy, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals,

Favorite Movie: The Lion King

Favorite Food: My mom’s tacos

Favorite Dessert: strawberry ice cream with chocolate syrup

Favorite Singer/Musical Act: The Lion King on Broadway

Favorite Restaurant: Buffalo Wild Wings

Favorite Book: A Dog’s Purpose

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Place to Shop: Sephora and Quay Australia

Favorite Sport Besides Softball: Football