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Athlete of the week: Kenzie Fowler

Editor’s Note: Freshman pitcher Kenzie Fowler was named the Pacific 10 Conference Pitcher of the Week and the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for her three-win performance over the then-No. 10 Stanford Cardinal. Fowler was the only pitcher in the Pac-10 to pick up three wins over the weekend, and improved her record to 24-5 on the season. The Arizona Daily Wildcat caught up with Fowler to talk about her favorite Disney movies, the best singer on the Arizona softball team and her obsession with headbands.

Daily Wildcat: Tell us a little about your performance this weekend. You were the only pitcher in the conference to get three wins.

Kenzie Fowler: That was pretty exciting. Just coming out from last weekend, it’s big for us as a team. I just do whatever to help the team. If they need me to pick up a win, then I’ll do it.

We heard that you like Disney movies. Which one is your favorite?

“”The Lion King.”” That’s my fav.

Why?

I don’t know. I saw it in the movie theaters like eight times, so it’s been my favorite ever since. I just love it.

Do you have a favorite Disney princess?

Ariel, because she’s a redhead.

So you relate?

Yeah, definitely.

What’s your favorite vacation you’ve ever taken?

When I was really young, I was like eight or nine, we went to England for a couple weeks. That was really cool. I don’t remember it really well, but we have a lot of pictures. I’d like to go back to Europe sometime. It was really pretty. I liked it. Any time I can go to Disneyland that’s a good vacation too (laughs).

The fraternity Phi Delta Theta overlooks Hillenbrand Stadium. What’s the funniest thing you’ve ever heard them say?

I know my family has said they’ve heard them say some funny stuff. I hear they give the left fielder a hard time. I think on Saturday they started the wave. That was pretty cool. I’ve never seen anything like that here. So if they could do that again, it would be cool to get the crowd going.

Who is the best singer on the team?

Alicia (Banks). Alicia has a good voice. We keep telling her she should go on “”American Idol.”” She sings whatever is hot right now. She sings all the time in the locker room.

Do you have a nickname?

A lot of people call me Big Red. I’ve had that since I was little. Coach (Larry) Ray calls me Rojo. (Laughs).

Do you have the best nickname on the team?

Oh, shoot. I don’t know. (pauses) Karissa (Buchanan), we call her Claire. Which is kinda weird.

But her name is Karissa.

It’s an long, inside story. A long way from … I don’t know. It’s not really funny, it’s just kind of weird.

As the season goes on we’ve seen some new styles with your headbands. Do you order specific ones?

Um, yeah. I’m obsessed with headbands. I make them. I really have a problem. Some girls really like shoes. Some girls it’s shoes, for me it’s headbands. I have over 100 at my house.

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