Oct. 11, 2011
Just For Kicks is back home this week, as is the Owls' soccer team on Friday night. Junior defender Amy Beger answers this week's hard-hitting questions.
Beger is one of the Owls' stalwarts on defense who earned all-Central Region honors in 2010. This season the Missouri native has played 1,270 of the team's 1,329 total minutes (95.6 percent).
Full name: Amelia Ann Beger
My College: Wiess
Nickname my teammates call me: "Beeger," "Beegs" or "Grandma"
My favorite soccer player: Byong Sun
My favorite movie: Anchorman... 60% of the time it is all the time.
Favorite web site: foodgawker.com
Favorite snack: peanut butter and apple slices
Favorite meal at Rice: West Servery pizza
Favorite class at Rice: Nutrition. Roberta Anding is a genius.
I chose to attend Rice because: the trees
What I like most about college life at Rice: the people I've met
My pet peeve: ...John Adams
One athlete (non soccer player) I would like to meet: Bethany Hamilton
One person (non athlete) I would like to meet: the inventor of pizza so I could thank them in person
I have this many friends on Facebook: more than you...more than you.
Favorite moment of my soccer career so far: winning Nationals with my club team, with going to Harry Potter World after the conference tournament last year coming in at a close second
I've probably been through this many pair of soccer shoes: 20-30
I chose my Rice jersey number because: #4 was taken my freshman year, so my next best choice was #14
Who got me interested in soccer: my daddy :)
The best soccer advice I ever had was: "Just have fun" - my mom
Favorite sport besides soccer: BASEBALL (I'm a member of the Cardinal Nation)
The Rice teams I like to watch play their sports: baseball, volleyball, and tennis
The most embarrassing moment or thing that ever happened to me was: three words = spoonful, wasabi, videotaped
I describe myself as: a goober
My teammates think I am: a Beger (noun)
My favorite Coach Nicky expression: "I love soccer."
Other than myself, the Rice Owl to keep an eye on this season: Cortney Simmons -- her penalty kick has some serious swag.
The Rice soccer player with the best non-soccer talent: our team wedding company = "Wedding Owls" Alex Burton = hair. Lauren LaGro + Amy Beger = baking. Gaby Garton = food. Hope Ward = decorator/stylist. Alexandra Trenary + Annie Kadota = music.
One thing I'd like to say, but you didn't ask: THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL THE FANS THAT SUPPORT US! Oh and beets. Bears. Battlestar Galactica