Sophomore Spotlight: Mary Claire Phillips

Meet our 2015-2016 Sophomore Class


What’s your favorite part of being on the Texas Speech team?
The family atmosphere it has! I love my teammates immensely, and I know that I can always rely on them for a hug or a laugh the moment I walk into the team room
How long have you been doing speech?
I’m going on my 6th year. I started freshman year of high school and haven’t been able to stop since. 
What was your favorite vacation memory and why?
 I feel like the default answer is Disney World, but the memory that always makes me laugh out loud comes from a Christmas trip to my grandparent’s house. The story is too long to tell, but it involves breaking the hands off the shepherd of my Grandma’s prized nativity set. You had to be there.
Describe yourself in three words?
Freckled, loud, fierce
What’s the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you at a tournament?
In high school one of my dearest friends on the team was very squeamish. During a tournament we went to go watch a DI round where one of the performances mentioned blood, and I hadn’t noticed my teammate fainted until the performer stopped in his climax to make sure my teammate was ok. The funny part of this was that he had turned green, but we got nachos after the round which righted all wrongs.
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