FOX Sports San Diego Girls: Brie
Hometown: Carlsbad, CA
High School: Carlsbad High School
College: Long Beach State
Tell us how you became a FOX Sports Girl:
I submitted a video and won the contest online! Haven’t looked back since.
What has been your favorite experience as a FOX Sports Girl?
My favorite experience thus far was visiting Fort Bragg Army Base in North Carolina. FOX Sports Girls from all regions were there to bring Spring Training to the Troops. I woke up at the crack of dawn and did physical training, was able to meet with soldiers and families, and of course played in the 2nd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament that my team won! Go Team Braggin’ Rights!
What is your favorite sports memory?
I have to admit, as much as I tried to play every sport under the sun, I wasn’t good at any of them. I always tried hard and ran fast, but I was never any good. One day when I was about 9-years-old, it was the last game of my softball season, and I hit my first ball of the entire season while at bat. Everyone on my team ran out and gave me a big hug … and that’s why I love being a part of a team. Now, by being a FOX Sports Girl, all my sports fantasies have come true!
For the ultimate sports fan, what are the three things you recommend him/her to experience in your city?
Well, us San Diegans are especially lucky because we have the Chargers, Padres, and SDSU Aztecs basketball team. I would highly recommend getting tickets to Park at the Park at Petco Park to watch a Padres game on the lawn. Then you’ve gotta head to Qualcomm Stadium to watch Philip Rivers and the rest of the gang in action. Finally, you can head to Viejas Arena to catch our Mountain West Conference champs, the SDSU Aztecs basketball team. And the 2014-2015 season is poised to be just as good as this past season, with three of the team’s top-four scorers returning.
Who has been the greatest influence on you being a sports fan and why?
Probably my dad. He was an athlete growing up, and always encouraged me to give different sports a try. Now I’m so happy I did because I learned valuable skills, like how to be a team player.
If you could play any position/role on any team what would it be and why?
I would probably want to be the GM of a baseball team (preferably the Padres). I was never that good at sports, but I am really good at organizing sports teams. When I was at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, I was the GM of my whiffle ball team, and we ended up winning by a long shot!
Girls are involved in many community and charitable initiatives. Please tell us about your experiences and if you have a favorite charity or group that you work with.
FOX Sports San Diego works every closely with the After-School All-Stars, and they’ve quickly become one of my favorite charities. It provides after-school programs to children to keep them safe and help them succeed. Every time we work with those youngsters, I feel like I’m really helping out my community.
The FOX Sports Girls participate in the annual Spring Training to the Troops trip. What ties to the military do you have?
Many people I went to high school with joined the military. In San Diego, military families and personnel have always had a big presence. I grew up with massive amounts of respect for our service members.
First game you ever attended?
Chargers game wayyyyy back in the day.
Who is your favorite person to follow on social media and why?
I love following Yonder Alonso because he always responds back to us! And he has a great Twitter presence. Twitter: @YonderalonsoU
Are you superstitious? If so, what are some of your pre-game/during the game rituals?
Not superstitious at all. But I love hearing about sports fan’s rituals … they’re the best!
What sports did you play growing up?
When I was younger, I played softball, soccer and volleyball. In high school, I played a little more volleyball, and ran cross country and track and field.
What’s your favorite sports rivalry?
I’m loving the Padres – Dodgers rivalry this season. I’ve had a great time rubbing in the fact that we won our season opener against the Dodgers.
What is your go-to Super Bowl dish?
Chips and salsa … cause I don’t know how to cook!
Do you have any sports events on your bucket list?
Super Bowl or World Series! I don’t care who’s playing, I just want to go! Though it would be awesome to see my Chargers or Padres playing! 😉
What is your favorite sports movie?
What # would you wear if you played sports?
What would your walk up song be?
It’s a Great Day to be Alive by Travis Tritt.
Name the local sports heroes from your hometown.
Dan Fouts, Don Coryell, Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, Philip Rivers.