Get to Know: Tracy Allen

Monique Muñiz

EXPERIENCE: Senior infielder Tracy Allen is fourth on the Northridge softball team with a .269 batting average. Photo Credit: Courtesy Braden Villanueva of CSUN Athletics.

Full name: Tracy Nicole Allen
Date of Birth: Jan. 18, 1989
Place of Birth: Riverside, California
Height: 5’ 11”

Position: Third base
Major: Communications
Stats: In 38 games: .269 batting average, five home runs, 23 RBIs, 17 runs, 29 hits, and six doubles

Food: Mexican
Music: Country
Movie: Cinderella Man
Song: “Tomorrow” by Chris Young
Athlete: Joe Mauer from the Minnesota Twins
Book: “Dirt Music” by Tim Winton

Greatest Difficulty: “Not stepping outside my comfort zone. Sometimes I need to just take a chance.”
Greatest Goal Accomplishment: “Becoming a college student athlete and getting closer and closer to graduating with a college degree.”
Most Embarrassing Moment: “Recently I walked into my apartment complex with a friend and my bag gets caught on the step, I fall straight forward on my face and my knees, then when I try and get up, my bag is still stuck and pulls the tile off of the step. My friend and I laughed for hours.”
Hobbies: Going to the beach, hanging out with friends, anything with music, concerts, and just relaxing

Best part of my game: “I would have to say my defense.”
Part of my game that needs improvement: Hitting the outside pitch
Best player I’ve played against so far: “I haven’t faced anyone I can’t hang with, but I’d have to say a pitcher from Stanford who I have struggled the most with.”
Player I pattern my game after: Myself
Pre-game rituals: “I have a few songs I like to listen to before every game.”
Superstitions: “I don’t really have any, but if I am hitting well, I don’t like when other girls use my bat.”

Team: “Stay focused on us. Doesn’t matter what goes on with the team on the other side.”
Individual: Be confident and play hard

My first sports: Soccer, basketball, softball and cross country
Other sports I played while growing up: Volleyball
When I started playing softball: At about 8 years old
What I do to stay in shape during the offseason: Run and play other sports games with friends
Person I would like to meet: Anyone and everyone