Getting to know ... Blayne Fink
Blayne Fink is a goalkeeper on the Tech women’s soccer team. The redshirt junior from Chesterfield, Virginia answered a few questions about herself to help fans get to know her as a person and a women’s soccer player.
Q: What differences are there from your hometown to Blacksburg?
BF: Fortunately, my hometown of Chesterfield, Virginia, and Blacksburg are very similar. I love both of them. However, I think Blacksburg is a little more “small town” compared to home. The community here is really tight knit. Blacksburg also offers a lot of recreation, such as hiking or tubing, within a short distance. It’s easy to do a lot in one day with little travel.
Q: Where are your favorite spots to go on campus?
BF: Not sure if this is considered on campus, but Cabo Fish Taco is always a go-to. Nothing beats their Taco Tuesday deals. I also love the Moss Arts Center. I spend a lot of time in there because of my major [multimedia journalism], and I think it’s an awesome building for hands-on learning.
Q: What got you involved with soccer?
BF: I think, like most 4 or 5 year olds, my parents signed me up to play rec soccer, and it just grew from there. I absolutely loved it. My dad also paid me $1 for every goal I scored when I was little, so I’m sure that made me love it even more.
Q: If you could switch places with another Tech athlete, who would it be?
BF: Probably a football player, so I can run out of the tunnel on a Thursday night.
Q: What has been your favorite memory as a Hokie?
BF:The 2014 Tech vs. Virginia football game.
Q: How has your time as a Hokie been so far?
BF: Best years of my life. Without a doubt. I have wanted to be a Hokie my whole life, but to actually be a student here and be a part of this awesome community is amazing. The people I have met here and the doors that have opened because I chose to attend Virginia Tech are something that I couldn’t have gotten anywhere else.