SYDNEY NELSON: Where’s the Sign-Up Sheet for How to Be an Adult 101?

by BLAKE PIESCHKE, CSU Public Relations Intern

SPX Sports photo by David Faulkner
Sydney Nelson

The freshman from South Dakota came up big in the women’s softball doubleheader against Concordia-St. Paul this past Thursday. In their first game, Sydney Nelson blasted a three-run homer in the sixth inning to clinch a 6-0 victory for the Mavericks. Nelson finished the game 1-3 with three RBI on her sixth inning homer.

With bases loaded in the second game and two outs in the first inning, Nelson obliterated the ball for a grand slam over center field for her second home run of the day and fourth of the season. Nelson finished the game 1-3 with all four RBI coming from her first inning grand slam.

  • What three words best describe you? Outgoing, passionate and energetic
  • What tops your list of pet peeves? People being late
  • If you could be any animal, what would it be and why? A golden retriever because who doesn’t love one
  • Who is your all-time favorite sports star? Skylar Diggins
  • What is your most prized possession? My phone
  • What three items can always be found in your refrigerator? Eggs, fruit and lettuce
  • If you didn’t have to sleep, what would you do with the extra time? Hang with friends more
  • What skill would you like to master? Cooking
  • What is the luckiest thing that has happened to you? Becoming a student athlete
  • What is something that a ton of people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get the point of? Tik Tok trends
  • If all jobs had the same pay and hours, what job would you like to have? Stay at home mom or dog walking
  • What is something you will NEVER do again? Run cross-country
  • What is something you think everyone should do at least once in their lives? Take a big vacation
  • If you could have a super power, what would it be? To fly
  • If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Invest in stocks
  • If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be? Babe Ruth playing days
  • What do you like most about Minnesota State University, Mankato? The tightness, community feel for its size and facilities
  • If you were stuck on an island, what three things would you bring with you? Matches, Brita water bottle and pocket knife
  • If you had to eat at a fast-food restaurant for the rest of your life, what would it be? Taco Bell
  • Who is your celebrity crush? Shawn Mendes
  • What fictional character would you like to meet? Batman
  • Best purchase you ever made? My car
  • What is one thing you want to accomplish or experience in your life? Write a book
  • What is one thing that should be taught in school but isn’t? More financing stuff like How to Be an Adult 101
  • What was your favorite activity as a child? Running around the neighborhood with friends playing backyard and street baseball
  • What is your go to song at the moment? Tempo by Lizzo
  • How long do you think you would last in a zombie apocalypse? Approximately 2.5 seconds

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