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Sassafras, Sass Ball, Sassy Pants

Alt text‘Sass’ is an awesome word. Just say it out loud. It even sounds sassy. And when Bailey Andreesen used it to describe herself in her Hudl application, we were hooked. The best part is Bailey didn’t score big in the height department, and if you didn’t know any better, you’d mistake her for a pushover.

Don’t mistake her for a pushover. She’s been a lot of places and seen a lot of places, and you don’t survive those adventures by coasting through life. You need attitude. And she’s got it.

“I was born in South Korea, and bought and shipped over to the US when I was eight months old. (I’m adopted if you didn’t catch that.) I grew up in the extraORDinary metropolis of Ord, Neb. with my mom, dad and older brother. Our family has since grown to include my sister-in-law and the love of my life, my nephew, Easton James.

“After graduating at the top of my high school class, I chose to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where I received a degree in international business with minors in English, French, and Spanish. I studied abroad in Spain and was fortunate to travel to South Korea, Haiti and France during my college years.

“After graduating, I held one other job before landing in Coach Relations at Hudl in March 2013. I get to be a part of a world-class support team that helps coaches win. In addition to support, I help train new hires as an Official Trainer and conduct interviews for our department as a Hiring Lead. I’m also the team mom and stat keeper for the unofficial Hudl softball team. I love it all.”

Do you prefer to relax or stay busy during free time?
I love to relax, but I’m really bad at it. I end up staying busy most of the time. I love just hanging out with people and having good conversation, watching Modern Family for some comic relief, going out to eat, cooking or baking, and sitting at coffee shops with my Bible and an iPod.

Since 21 has come and gone, what age are you most looking forward to now?
I’m really looking forward to turning 75. I should be retired by then, I won’t have to deal with peer pressure, and at that point you can kind of say and do whatever you want and get away with it. Sounds pretty great.

What personality trait are you most proud of?
I don’t know if I’m “proud” of this per se, but I seem to be known around the office for my sass. I happened to mention on my application for Hudl that I could be sassy, and somehow that has stuck with me ever since. For the record, I also mentioned I was smart and sweet, but no one seemed to remember those qualities. Wamp, wamp.

Have any hidden talents or secret quirks?
I can name all 50 states in alphabetical order, which is obviously pretty cool and useful. I am terrified of birds. I am obsessed with brushing my teeth - it takes me like five minutes, and I’ve brushed so much that my dentist warned me that my gums are being brushed away. Oops.

Big city or quiet suburb?
I would love to live in a city for a while, just to experience something different. I grew up in a small town and have never lived in a city bigger than Lincoln. I love New York City and am obsessed with California.

What’s the hardest part of growing up?
I’ll let you know whenever I do.

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