The Vanguard caught up with freshman utility player Brandi Campos as she rode the bus home from the softball team’s 4-0 victory over the Oregon Ducks Wednesday night. Head coach Amy Hayes considers Campos one of her most versatile players and calls the Roseburg, Ore.
The Vanguard caught up with freshman utility player Brandi Campos as she rode the bus home from the softball team’s 4-0 victory over the Oregon Ducks Wednesday night. Head coach Amy Hayes considers Campos one of her most versatile players and calls the Roseburg, Ore., native “a gamer.”
Why did you come to Portland State?I came on my visit and I really, really liked the team. I felt like they had a lot of heart and determination, and that’s what I wanted. The history was good with the new coaching staff. I was ready to be close to home, and came down to Portland State.
What was your best moment on the field?Probably just being at the Washington win last weekend. It was a huge team effort and a really fun, competitive game throughout the whole thing.
If you could change one of your sport’s rules, what would it be? I’ve never even thought of that one before. I don’t know.
What is your greatest strength? I was struggling at the beginning of the year with my hitting. It’s come around for me, and that’s been one of my strengths, and hopefully it continues.
What is your favorite place to eat on campus? Chipotle. Without a doubt it’s my favorite. They don’t have those in my town.
What is your favorite thing to do in Portland? I actually had never been to a Blazer game and I’ve been to about five this year. I’m liking that right now.
What is your most unique training method? I do almost the same thing before every game. I’m really superstitious. I listen to the same music and then I try and go through the same routine warming up. I wear a visor every game. I kind of have my pre-game down to where I’m comfortable.
How are you adjusting to all the traveling? For me, being a freshman, I was a three-sport athlete [in high school]. It’s completely different. We’re gone for four days, get back for a couple days and leave again. I feel like we miss a lot. We do have required study hall, so that keeps me on track. When you get home, it’s that nice feeling of being home, but then you leave again.
If you could see one sporting event anywhere in the world, what would it be and where? Probably the Super Bowl, wherever it is.
Do you have any hidden talents? No, just softball.
What was the last thing you cooked? I think macaroni and cheese.
Would you take a bullet for someone? Yeah, probably my family.
Do you read the Vanguard? I haven’t. I don’t even know where you get it.