Freshman 15: Fran Strub

Northwestern outfielder Fran Strub has appeared in 23 games this year despite only having one at-bat. She has scored 7 runs and has stolen one base this season.

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Northwestern outfielder Fran Strub has appeared in 23 games this year despite only having one at-bat. She has scored 7 runs and has stolen one base this season.

John Paschall, Reporter

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While most freshmen on campus are worrying about the dreaded Freshman Fifteen, we know one group of new students who won’t: the athletes. Instead of packing on the pounds, these new faces answers 15 questions about what it’s like to wear the purple and white for the next four years.

Name: Fran Strub
Sport: Softball
Position: Outfield

The Daily Northwestern: What’s your favorite TV show?

Fran Strub: “Friends.” I didn’t really watch it when it was on, but now I watch all the re-runs.

The Daily: Who do you want to see for Dillo Day?

Strub: Carrie Underwood.

The Daily: I hear that Ashton Kutcher went to your high school. Did you ever see him there, and what’s it like?

Strub: He comes back for at least one football game and maybe some basketball games a year. Usually when he comes around, it’ll be all over Twitter that people saw him at the store.

The Daily: Since you’re from Iowa, what’s the worst Iowa joke you ever heard?

Strub: Farm and corn jokes are pretty bad. Someone asked if I was born in a farm once.

The Daily: Team Edward or Team Jacob?

Strub: Team Edward. I don’t follow it that closely though.

The Daily: North or South Campus?

Strub: North.

The Daily: Best dorm food?

Strub: The grilled chicken at Sargent is pretty good. You just have to go at the right time.

The Daily: Favorite part about NU?

Strub: The community aspect.

The Daily: Who’s the biggest prankster on the team?

Strub: Amanda Mehrsheikh. Her failed attempts are actually funnier sometimes. But on April Fools Day, Google did this thing that said you could smell through your computer. She got a couple of people to do that, and it was pretty funny.

The Daily: Who was your role model as a kid?

Strub: Caitlin Lowe. She was an outfielder for Arizona.

The Daily: If you didn’t play softball, what sport would you play?

Strub: It’s a toss up between soccer and basketball. It kind of depends on the time of year.

The Daily: Biggest freshman moment so far this year?

Strub: Finding buildings has been hard because they aren’t labeled well. In the fall, I looked over my campus map a million times to make sure that I wouldn’t be one of ‘those’ kids.

The Daily: What’s harder to hit: a baseball or softball?

Strub: Probably a softball. It’s because a softball can move up while a baseball can’t. The distance is also shorter too.

The Daily: Hardest class you’ve taken so far?

Strub: Populism in Latin America. It was a bad idea.

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