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Rounding the Bases with Beth Bennett

May 8, 2009  Lynchburg, Va.  RSS
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Today's "Rounding the Bases" segment features Beth Bennett, a senior from Powhatan, Va.

Today, the "Rounding the Bases" segment features Beth Bennett, a senior infielder from Powhatan, Va.

Bennett, who is batting .347 in conference play this season, owns the Liberty record for most games played (242) and most games started (242). She has started every game of her career since she joined the squad as a freshman. Bennett also ranks fourth in career hits (201), fourth in RBIs (121), fifth in doubles (38), third in walks (91) and second in at-bats (715). She has hit 10 home runs this season, and needs only one more to join Liberty's top 10 single-season list.

Bennett recently won the prestigious Rock Royer/Mac Rivera award, the highest honor given to a Liberty student-athlete.

Bennett is a graduate of Powhatan High School, where she was a four-year letterwinner in softball and a four-time first-team All-District honoree.

Getting to know Beth Bennett

What is your favorite Bible verse and why?

Matthew 5:16, because it says to shine for the Lord, and I love the concept of shining.

What has been your favorite class at Liberty and why?

Probably my kinesiology classes, because I am still a tomboy at heart.

I know it's not good for me, but I love to eat …

Cheese, and lots of it!

What was the best movie you watched over the last year?

Juno

I came to Liberty because …

Because of softball, and the Lord told me this is where I was meant to be.

Share something about one of your teammates that someone outside the program would never know without you telling them.
Jessica still sleeps with her stuffed dog named Mutsy.

Who is your favorite Bible character and why?

Ruth, because she was so faithful to the Lord.

My earliest memory while competing in my sport is …

Catching my first pop fly in tee-ball.

If you could be somebody else for a day, who would you be and why?

The Queen, so I could wear a crown.

The best part of being a Liberty student-athlete is …

It is a gateway to meeting other awesome athletes.

My dream job would be …

To start a Christian camp.

The team that I'm most looking forward to competing against this year is (and why) …

Tennessee, because they are always amazing and it's fun to be able to say that we play them.

What is the best book you have ever read (other than the Bible)?

Pride and Prejudice, The Shack

If you could have one super power, what would it be and why?

To fly, because I wouldn't have to walk.

The TV show I can't live without watching each week is (and why) ...

I don't really watch any TV.

If I were named "Coach for a Day", I would make my coaches (and why) …

Sprint the 300 shuttle five times.

My favorite thing about being a part of the Liberty softball team is (and why) …

The girls, traveling, and getting to play the sport I love.

If you could have dinner with three people throughout history, who would they be and why?

Any of the women in the Bible who were so faithful to the Lord, so I could ask them for advice.

My personal goals this season are …

To get fast! And to have a solid year hitting.

What cartoon character are you most like (and why)?

SpongeBob, because he's funny.

The first thing people notice about me when they meet me is …

My smile.

When you were a little child, what did you want to be "when you grew up" and are you pursuing it still as a career/profession after graduation?
I wanted to be the first woman President, and no way!