Friend Encounters is a weekly series in which I feature friends who have met celebrities.
Brittany Cervantes was a star softball player at the University of Kentucky. She is the only player in the school's history to hit at least 10 home runs in all four seasons and her name is all over the Kentucky record book. After graduation, she spent 5 seasons with the Chicago Bandits, before being traded to the Scrapyard Dawgs. The Dawgs dropped out of the NPF after the 2017 season. She was the NPF Offensive Playor of the Year in 2015 and the Cowles Cup MVP in 2016.
Luke Bryan is one of the most popular musicians. He started mostly as a song writer, before branching out on his own and achieving massive success.
Brittany was attending a Kentucky Wildcats football game, when she ran into Bryan on the sidelines. Bryan was wearing a Georgia hat (the opposition), but that didn't deter Brittany. I guess she forgives him for that transgression.
I miss Brittany in Chicago. She was one of the most popular Bandits and she was always good for a fun interview. She is currently an assistant at Kentucky, where you can follow her at UKAthletics.com. You can also follow Brittany at @Cervantes1127 on twitter.
Brittany Cervantes and Luke Bryan in Lexington, KY-November 2018.