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Feb. 22, 2007

A weekly Q&A with Baylor's student-athletes



Ashleigh Brown

When did you start playing your sport?
When I was seven I started riding.

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
Coach Armstrong, I moved from Fresno to here to continue being coached by her.

What is the best part of being a college athlete?
Definitely the perks, we get to ride horses every day and register for classes early.

Favorite sport other than your own?

What is your nickname on the team and why?
They call me Captain.

After meeting Coach White, what was you first thought?
After meeting Coach Ellen I definitely knew that I wanted to come to Baylor and that it would be the place for me.

Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?
We have dinners the night before to team bond, and then we practice going through our patterns together.

What is the most unique item in your locker?
Boots and spurs.

What is the funniest moment from Baylor practice?
Some of the things the girls say.

Who are your favorite sports heroes?
Lynn Palm and my trainers, they have had a huge impact on my life.

What is the highlight of your sports career?
Scoring the high scores at the Big Eight last year and the reigning at Auburn. Also, being invited to Nationals was huge for us.

What is your most embarrassing sports moment?
I forgot to do my 360 at the beginning of my pattern at the last meet.

What is the biggest challenge you have had to overcome?
Trusting the different horses. I've had my horse for 9 years and learning to ride other horses is a challenge.

What opposing schools do you most look forward to competing against ?
Oklahoma State. Their girls are really welcoming and friendly. Auburn is too.

What is one thing Coach Armstrong always tells you?
To mentally prepare and focus and to do our best.

What is your favorite team road trip?
The trip to Oklahoma last year. Every seat in the van was packed.

Who is your biggest fan?
My parents.

Why did you choose to attend Baylor?
Academics was a huge decision maker, but also Coach Armstrong and the team.

What's the most important thing you've learned as a Baylor athlete?
Determination, it takes a lot of time to balance school, riding and being captain.

What single thing will you most miss about Baylor when you leave?
All of the girls on the team, they're really supportive.

As a role model to young athletes, what advice can you give?
Always follow your heart no matter where it takes you or no matter what they say.

What are three words that describe you?
Passionate, Overly-sensitive, Animal freak.

What song is stuck in your head right now?
Rodney Atkins, Watching You.

What is your favorite T.V. show?

Name one thing that people would be surprised to learn about you.
For as accident prone as I am, I am really good at snowboarding.

Name one thing you can't go a week without.

What is your dream job?
Working in a hospital at the University of Madison.

What's your most valued possession?
My horse, Fella.

What song is playing in your MP3 player right now?
New Found Glory.

Best non-athletic talent?
Leadership skills.

Favorite musical artist?
Less Than Jake.

Biggest fear?
The dark. I have to sleep with a night light, and I have a pitbull.

Biggest pet-peeve?
When girls don't try their hardest.

Least favorite food?
Anything that isn't plain. I hate food that is too spicy or has too much sauce. I hate soda too.

Worst movie you've seen?
Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.

Favorite T-Shirt?
My green Baylor Equestrian shirt.

Best opposing Big 12 fans?
Texas A&M, their fans are crazy.

Movies or TV?


Inflatable Judge or Bruiser?

Daytime or Nighttime?

Cars or Trucks?

compiled by Alex Knight, Athletic Media Relations student assistant



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