Student-Athlete Spotlight: Cara Facchina, Women's Lacrosse

April 1, 2014

Cara Facchina, Student=Athlete Spotlight

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No. 22 Cara Facchina
Women's Lacrosse
Senior, Attacker
Glenwood, Md.

Cara Facchina, a native of Glenwood, Md., is a captain for the Ohio State women's lacrosse team this year. An industrial and systems engineering major who is a three-time OSU Scholar Athlete and an Academic All-Big Ten honoree, Facchina recently topped the 100-career point milestone and has helped the Buckeyes to an 8-4 overall mark and a 1-1 record in conference play.

    Student Life
    Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? - Definitely Spring!
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? - Center...not too close, not too far
    Most underrated place to study on campus - Denney Hall classrooms during finals week
    Why did you choose to major in Industrial and Systems Engineering? - I have always been intrigued with how things work and interested in ways to design products and systems to be more efficient

    Popular Culture
    Favorite TV show - House of Cards, Shark Tank
    Favorite movie - Sound of Music
    Favorite book and/or magazine - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
    Favorite celebrity - Will Ferrell
    Favorite singer or musical group - Kenny Chesney
    Last concert I attended was - The Band Perry

    Favorite pro sports team - Washington Redskins
    Favorite athlete - J.J. Redick
    The athlete I would most like to compete against - Maria Sharapova (in tennis)
    Favorite athletic memory - Scoring the game winner against Vanderbilt in the conference tournament my sophomore year
    Team you're most looking forward to competing against - Penn State

    Most interesting place I've visited - Dominican Republic
    Place I would like to visit - Italy

    Favorite home cooked meal - steak, mashed potatoes, and asparagus
    Favorite snack food - pretzel crisps and hummus, dark chocolate pomegranate
    Guilty pleasure snack and/or food -Salt and Vinegar Chips

    Person I most admire - My parents
    In 10 years, I would like to be - Happily married with a couple of kids
    If I had a million dollars, I would - Travel Europe with my family and friends
    I would like to trade places for a day with - Carrie Underwood
    Best piece of advice you've received - "Leave the place better than you found it" - My mom
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be and what/where would you eat - Jesus, Pope Francis, and my three grandparents who are no longer living
    Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend - CMA Music Festival
    Do you have an interesting nickname? - Carebear
    What is your hometown known for? - Maryland Crabs
    Pop or Soda? - Soda
    Cats or Dogs? - Neither!
    Early Bird or Night Owl? - Night Owl
    Would you be the O, H, I or the O? - first O