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Wildcat Chat: Softball's journalist



Arizona softball opens its season today with the start of a three-game series against Southern Mississippi.

The Wildcats host the Golden Eagles today at Hillenbrand Memorial Stadium at 6 p.m., Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 11 a.m. The games will be streamed live on Pac-12.com.

Newfound depth and the return of redshirt senior pitcher Kenzie Fowler from injury should jumpstart the Wildcats.

Fowler said she is excited to finally get back on the field after having to medical redshirt last season and answered some questions about herself and this year’s squad.

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As a senior, what kind of leadership role are you going to undertake this year?

There are five seniors, me being obviously the oldest. From us seniors, and combining with the juniors, we have a good core of upperclassmen that have been there before … and can lead the new girls.

Why did you become a journalism major and how has that shaped your interactions with the media?

I kind of became a journalism major because I gave so many interviews my freshman year when we were at the [Women’s College] World Series. I thought all the sports journalism was really interesting. It’s weird being on both sides, but it’s been a cool major.

Have you given any thought to what you want to do after softball is over?

Hopefully a career in sports media. Whether it’s in front of the camera, behind the camera … there’s a lot of options I have. I think I want to do too many things, so I need to kind of focus it down to one thing. But it is coming; softball will end at some point. Hopefully not too soon.

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