Amanda Ball is one of Ohio State women’s soccer best kept secrets. Entering her senior season this fall, the midfielder brings out the best in her teammates as a proven and experienced leader. Her passion to lead has been best exemplified this summer as she is working at a daycare center, guiding a group of curious and energized 3-year-olds.
Do you stay on campus in the summer? If so, what for? If not, where do you go?
I usually go home for the summer, but this summer I am in Fort Collins, Colo., for an “Athletes in Action” summer project. I’m also playing on a team out here.
Are you working any internships or jobs this summer?
I’m working at the largest daycare center in the country! I teach 3-year-olds.
What is your favorite thing about summer?
Having the ability to pack up and go anywhere!
My favorite childhood summer memory is ...
Setting up and decorating for Vacation Bible School with my mom and vacations of course!
What is your favorite thing to do outdoors?
I love boats. I have so much fun water-skiing and tubing.
What was your worst summer job?
I worked at a sports store putting numbers on the back of t-shirts. It was only hard because of the constant standing and lack of air conditioning. Otherwise I had a good time.
Favorite ice cream flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Favorite summer vacation spot: Sao Paulo, Brazil (I’ve only been once)
Favorite thing on the grill: BURGERS!
Favorite piece of summer apparel (sandals, shorts, etc.): Sunglasses
Lemonade or iced tea: Iced tea (sweet)
Pool or ocean: Pool. I have a hard time with the sand in my bathing suit.
Ice cream cone or popsicle: Ice cream cone
Tag or hide-and-seek: Hide-and-seek. A little more creativity is required.