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Meet the Spartans: Abby Barker

Abby Barker led the Spartans in scoring this past season with nine goals and one assist.

Nov. 30, 2011

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State field hockey team will feature a freshman student-athlete every week this fall in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week freshman Abby Barker (Columbus, Ohio) sat down with to answer some questions about her hobbies outside of field hockey and her experience so far at MSU. Barker notched a team best nine goals this season and had one assist.

Name: Abby Barker

Nickname: Abbs

Year in School: Freshman

Hometown: Columbus, Ohio

Major: Undecided

Jersey number: 5

Best thing about being at MSU: The people!

Favorite class: Principles of Food Science

Favorite movie: Matilda, Benchwarmers, Blades of Glory, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

Favorite food: Orange Chickenfrom Panda Express

Favorite restaurant: Raising Canes

Do you have any special talents: I can juggle and solve a Rubik's cube

Pets: A frog

Siblings: Kate (17), Hannah (14), Matt (13), Emily (7), Jack (7)

What do you want to be when you grow up: A dermatologist or dietician

Where is the most exotic place you have traveled to: Le Havre, France and Paris

Dream vacation spot: Bahamas

Favorite musician or band: Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj

What is song gets your pumped up before a game: Get Outta Your Mind by Lil Jon

Why did you pick MSU: I enjoyed the atmosphere, the big campus, and great field hockey program

Favorite TV show: Bachelor, Modern Family, SNL, Awkward

Favorite celebrity: Justin Bieber

Favorite thing to do besides play field hockey: Hang out with my friends, eat, and nap

Favorite store to shop: Forever 21, Urban Outfitters

If you were not playing field hockey, what other sport would you be involved with: Lacrosse or Soccer



Favorite spot on campus: Anywhere I can get food and the locker room

Favorite game played at MSU: The game vs. Ohio State on Ralph Young Field

Pre-game ritual: Dance in the locker room

Funny memory of a team mate or team trip: During defensive corners in practice, Heather was sitting on a rebound board behind the cage and fell off of it backwards!

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