Take A Minute To Meet Caroline Blaum

Oct. 10, 2006


1. When did you start playing field hockey?
I began playing field hockey when I got my first stick in 3rd grade as a Christmas present from my mom and dad. It wasn’t until 7th grade that I was able to play on a team. All of my babysitter’s played in high school and college so I got some good practice time in with them whenever my parents went out for the evening.

2. What was your most embarrassing moment on the field?
My freshman year, we were playing Ohio University. I made the split second decision inside our attacking circle to attempt a reverse chip shot for the first time in my college career. I pretty much lost complete control of my momentum and as a swung at the ball, I missed entirely and my stick flew to the opposite side of the circle. It comes up in drills every now and then and has potential to become a mainstay in the highlight videos.

3. When your career at Iowa is completed, how do you want Hawkeye fans to remember you?
I hope they remember me as someone who is just like them…one of the biggest HAWKEYE fans of all time! GO HAWKS!

4. How would you describe yourself on the field? Off the field?
On the field I would say I am Competitive: more often with myself than anyone else. I love when I out due something I have been trying to achieve. But I HATE when I fall short of what my teammates need me to do. (They definitely keep me in check; I’m not sure what I would do with out them)
Off the field: Wanting to get back on the field!!!

5. When you were little, what did you pretend to be?
It would pretty much change weekly but I always wanted to own/run a hotel. My sister ran the restaurant and I ran the hotel and kept the “guests” happy. The restaurant just meant you got to play with the play-doh the most.

6. What is the best advice you’ve ever been given?
Without a doubt the best advice has come from my dad. Since I can remember hearing his voice he has told me to “always Think.” It sounds like something so simple but it is the best advice I have ever received and continue to receive with every phone call home. It can apply to any situation at any point throughout my life.

7. If you were on the game show, “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire”, who would you choose for your lifeline and why?
Lisa Cellucci. She’s really quick with facts (fast facts in you will) and she knows everything there is to know about everything!

8. If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
Elizabeth! My little sister. She is my best friend and one of the most inspiring people I know.

9. Are there any hidden talents you have that people don’t know about?
Yes, I can play the drums. I was the only girl in my Jazz band back home and I have had a candy apple red drum-set in my basement since 8th grade!

10. If you had to cook dinner for three people, in all of the world, who would you invite to dinner and what would you cook?
My Mom, Dr. Grant, and Pat Summit. I would cook whatever they want!!!!