WINTER HAVEN — This edition of "Getting to Know" features freshman infielder Brooke Threlkeld of the softball program. The Auburndale native had a solid first season for the Eagles and is looking to continue her dominance on the field again next season.
Threlkeld sat down with Sports Information Coordinator Terrell Elliston to share what keeps her busy off the field.
TE: Why did you decide to come to Polk?
BT: I decided to attend Polk because I wanted to play softball and stay close to home.
TE: What are your post-graduation plans?
BT: I plan on going to med school.
TE: Who is your funniest teammate?
BT: Val Proulx.
TE: If you could travel to any place in the world, where would you go and why?
BT: I would like to travel to Hawaii because it looks pretty.
TE: What/who inspired you to get involved with softball?
BT: My dad inspired me to play.
TE: What do you like best about team road trips?
TE: What is your best non-athletic skill?
BT: I am smart in school!
TE: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
BT: People spitting because it's so gross.
TE: What is an obstacle in life you had to overcome?
BT: My hitting slump.
TE: What is one thing that most people don't know about you?
BT: I played volleyball.
TE: Favorite place to play in the Suncoast Conference besides Polk?
BT: State College of Florida.
What is your favorite…
Quote or motto: "I can do all this through him who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13
Song: "Something About a Truck" — Kip Moore
TV Show: "Grey's Anatomy"
Movie: "Night at the Roxbury"
Place to eat in Polk County: Peebles BBQ
Sport to watch on TV: Softball, baseball and football
Pro sports team: New York Yankees
Pro athlete: Evan Longoria
Choices, choices and more choices…
Winter or summer: Summer
Bench-press or squat: Squat
In season or out of season: In-season
High school or college: College
Class in the morning or class at night: Morning
Winter Haven or……: Lol…not Winter Haven
Facebook or twitter: Facebook
Singing or dancing: Dancing
Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics: Summer Olympics
Cat or dog: Dog