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2014 ACC Field Hockey Championship
Susan Ferger Senior Profile
Thursday 10/25/2010  -  Duke Sports Information
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Susan Ferger and the Blue Devils host No. 3 Virginia Saturday, Oct. 30...
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DURHAM, N.C. – With the regular season finale slated for this coming Saturday, the Duke field hockey team is preparing for a match-up with No. 3 Virginia, followed by the ACC Tournament in Winston-Salem, Nov. 4-7. GoDuke.com recently caught up with senior Susan Ferger to learn more about the Columbus, Ohio native.

GoDuke.com: What is the best thing about being a Duke field hockey player?
Susan Ferger:
For me, the best thing about being a Duke field hockey player is having a group of girls that really becomes your family to spend time with every day and working together for a common goal.

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite sport to watch on TV?
College football. I’m a big Ohio State football fan.

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite sport to play other than field hockey?
I played lacrosse in high school, but I used to do gymnastics when I was younger. I really enjoyed that more than I liked lacrosse, so I guess gymnastics.

GoDuke.com: Do you have any pre-game superstitions?
I do a handshake with Mary Nielsen. I used to do a handshake before with a girl who graduated. I listen to the same music before a game. I always listen to … this is kind of corny … Defying Gravity from Wicked and then I just put my iPod on shuffle.

GoDuke.com: What do you watch on TV?
I guess my favorite show right now is probably Glee and I’m a Grey’s Anatomy fan. Those are really my two shows, that and Modern Family.

GoDuke.com: What is on your iPod?
I have mostly country and pop and a little bit of hip hop now and then and some alternative music. I like country the best though.

GoDuke.com: What was your first job?
My first job, besides coaching field hockey camps, was working in the library last summer, sorting books.

GoDuke.com: Who has had the greatest impact on your life?
I would say my family … my parents and my brother and sister. All four of them are very much a part of my life and impact it in different ways. All of them I would say in equal amounts.

GoDuke.com: Who is the best cook in your family?
My mom … though my dad is really good on the grill.

GoDuke.com: What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
Every Sunday night, we used to have cookouts where my dad would make steak and my mom would prepare mashed potatoes with cheese and sour cream and asparagus.

GoDuke.com: What had been your favorite class at Duke?
I’ve taken a lot of classes, but right now I’m in an American Business history class. That’s my favorite right now because I’m the most familiar with it. My freshman year, I took an intro to art history class where it basically covered all of history, which is a wide range. I probably learned the most in that class just because I Wasn’t familiar with art history at all.

GoDuke.com: What has been your toughest class at Duke?
Math. My freshman year I took Math 31 and it was hard.

GoDuke.com: What will you miss the most about Duke?
Probably just being able to walk around in such a perfectly manicured place and having so many resources at hand. It’s hard to take advantage of all them. That will certainly be something I’ll miss in the future.


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