Susan Ferger to learn more about the Columbus, Ohio native.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
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?
SF: College football. I’m a big Ohio State football fan.
GoDuke.com: What is your favorite sport to play other than field hockey?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: My mom … though my dad is really good on the grill.
GoDuke.com: What is your favorite home-cooked meal?
SF: 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?
SF: 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?
SF: Math. My freshman year I took Math 31 and it was hard.
GoDuke.com: What will you miss the most about Duke?
SF: 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.