20 Questions With Bailee Niehus

Photo By: Dave Nishitani/Oregon State Athletics   01-21-2014

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It’s almost time for softball season, and to get ready for Oregon State’s 2014 campaign, the Beavers have answered 20 questions about themselves. Today you can get to know Bailee Niehus. Oregon State will open the year at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe, Ariz. on Feb. 6.

1.       What is your favorite dessert?

Chocolate chip cookie dough with chocolate ice cream blizzard

2.       What is your favorite sport other than softball?


3.       What is your favorite place to hang out in Corvallis?

“The Sanctuary” – My house

4.       What is the best class you have taken so far?

Salsa Dancing

5.       Who did you most admire as a child?

I wanted to be like Mia Hamm when I was in seventh grade

6.       What song is playing on your ipod right now?

J Cole Pandora

7.       What is your dream car?

A black, lifted Jeep Cherokee

8.       What is your pregame ritual?

I always put on my left cleat before my right and I have Dani Gilmore make sure my pockets look good.

9.       What was the best moment you’ve had as an Oregon State softball player so far?

My walk-off hit in Fullerton.

10.   Which road-trip are you most looking forward to this season and why?

Texas A&M, because I have never been to Texas, and hopefully I will get to meet up with my former teammate Nikki Chandler

11.   What is your favorite candy?

I love all candy, but Almond Joy, Skor Bars and Hi-Chews are my favorites.

12.   What is your ideal vacation destination?

Puerto Rico

13.   If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring three items, what would you bring and why?

Natalie Hampton, Melanie Dembinski and Ya Garcia. Nat and I could do all of the survival stuff, Melanie could make sure I have everything I need because she’s a nurturer, and Ya because I don’t know what I would do without her. We would have a great time on that island.

14.   What is your favorite movie of all time?

Finding Nemo

15.   How would your teammates describe you?

Honest, loud, sarcastic and hard-working.

16.   What is the best meal you cook?

I recently taught myself how to make fried chicken, and I made myself a dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, broccoli with cheese sauce and a glass of milk. It was beautiful.

17.   What was your favorite class in high school?


18.   What is your favorite hobby?

Watching the Food Network and TLC

19.   What is your goal for the season?

I just want to make sure I fill my role, whatever that may be.

20.   Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Kevin Durant


Complete preseason schedule:

Jan. 14 – 20 questions with Natalie Hampton

Jan. 15 – 20 questions with Kylie Padilla

Jan. 16 – 20 questions with Isabelle Batayola

Jan. 17 – 20 questions with Amee Aarhus

Jan. 18 – 20 questions with Alexis Gonzalez

Jan. 19 – 20 questions with Sarah Shadinger

Jan. 20 – 20 questions with Dani Gilmore

Jan. 21 – 20 questions with Bailee Niehus

Jan. 22 – 20 questions with Alleyah Armendariz

Jan. 23 – 20 questions with Kiki Pepi

Jan. 24 – 20 questions with Alex Boyd

Jan. 25 – 20 questions with Kori Nishitomi

Jan. 26 – 20 questions with Melanie Dembinski

Jan. 27 – 20 questions with Amanda Najdek

Jan. 28 – 20 questions with Kylee Crape

Jan. 29  – 20 questions with CJ Chirichigno

Jan. 30 – 20 questions with Christie Langlois

Jan. 31 – 20 questions with Ya Garcia

Feb. 1 – 20 questions with Hannah Bouska

Feb. 6 – Season Opener