Buckeye Spotlight - Bridget Skinner
Oct. 3, 2016

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Bridget Skinner is a four-year starter as a defender on the Ohio State women’s soccer team. A three-time OSU Scholar-Athlete and two-time Academic All-Big Ten pick as a marketing major, Skinner has appeared in 54 matches for the Buckeyes. The Middletown, N.J., native who has competed in two NCAA Tournament and has been a part of more than 35 victories looks to add to that total as Ohio State continues its push to the postseason in 2016.

What was your favorite part of Bucks Go Pro? Meeting new people, from all the different athletes to all of the athletics department staff and guest speakers.

What is the best piece of advice you received from BGP? Constantly network with whoever you meet. A good first impression and how you market yourself goes a long way.

Which site visit did you enjoy the most? I enjoyed the visit to Worthington Industries because I took a class on Operations and it was interesting to see a factory in person and be able to apply what I learned in class on the visit.

What was your group project, and what was your role in it? My group project was to create video blogs highlighting different aspects of being an Ohio State student-athlete. My role in the project was to create a personal video and to help create a group video. My personal video was on the “Transition to College” and our group video was on the Buckeye Cares service trips the HBGP class participated in.

How did you decide to come to OSU? I decided to come to OSU the day after I went on my unofficial visit. Once I got on campus and saw how much passion people have for this school I could not pass by the opportunity to be a Buckeye.

How long have you been doing your sport? I started playing when I was 4 years old.

Do you have any pre-game/match superstitions or rituals? I always need to get my hair done the same way for every game. My team is really big into “Look good, feel good, play good.”

What is your favorite part about your sport? The intensity. Every game you have to fight and push yourself harder than you think is possible.

What is the hardest thing about sport? Definitely the amount of running. We run miles every game and by the end of the season our legs are all dead, but we have to keep pushing through the pain.

How do you balance athletics and academics? Athletics actually helps me balance academics. Having a full schedule between practices and classes only gives me a short time to complete homework, but having that short time forces me to stay focused the whole time and get everything done.

Why did you choose your major? I chose Marketing as my major because I knew I wanted to go into the field of business and I wanted to do something more on the social side of it, so Marketing was a great fit.

What is your favorite study spot on campus? The Rotunda Room in Mason Hall on the Fisher Campus.

What is your favorite class you have taken here so far? Consumer Behavior class I took for my major. It was a combination of marketing and psychology. I learned a lot about why people do what they do and why people react in certain ways to different situations.

What is a fun fact about you that not many people know about? One of my best friends and roommate knocked my two front teeth out in a game.

If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be? Probably pizza. I feel like I can just eat pizza whenever.

Who do you most admire and why? I most admire my parents because they are the reason I am who I am today and without them I do not think I would have ever excelled in my sport and became a Buckeye.

Describe OSU in one word. Tradition