Thursday, December 6, 2007

Cardinal Spotlight: Senior Bridgette Baggio

By Abby Zimmer
Copy Editor

Meet senior Bridgette Baggio. She came to Saint Mary’s University after the former women’s soccer coach, Tony Guinn, recruited her to play soccer, a sport she has played since first grade.

What has kept her here at SMU? Our small campus and atmosphere as well as the people she has met here, especially on the soccer team. “It is fun to play [soccer],” said Baggio, “but the best part is that I have such great teammates, and some have become very close friends of mine.”

After playing on SMU women’s soccer team for four years, this year Baggio received one of the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s highest honors, earning First-Team All-MIAC.

Besides soccer, another one of Baggio’s passions is art. “I love everything that has to do with art,” said Baggio.

As a studio art major, Baggio gets to do many types of hands-on art projects, including drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpting and ceramics. Baggio’s artwork can be viewed at the Undergraduate Art Show in the Lillian Davis Hogan Galleries.

She is also a part of the SMU Art Club and studied abroad her junior year in Florence, Italy.

Baggio’s favorites:
Food: Her mom’s homemade Timbale
(similar to lasagna)
Class: Drawing III because she was able to draw people (she loves doing portraits)
Warm-up Song: “Stronger” by Kanye West; it gets her pumped up and motivated to play.

(Editor’s Note: The Cardinal Spotlight is a new feature to the Cardinal newspaper. If you know anyone who has done something commendable for the SMU or Winona community, is an excellent leader, athlete or artist, or you think has an interesting story to share, please contact the Cardinal staff at with their name, your contact information and why you recommend them.)

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