Kori Looker is a freshman looking forward to her first season with the Vikings Softball Team.
Where are you from? What drew you to Lawrence?
Weyauwega, Wisconsin. Honestly, softball was a huge factor, but the academics also helped.
How old were you when you started playing softball?
I played baseball growing up; I must have been like 10 or 11 when I started with softball.
What sparked that initial interest in the sport?
I don’t really know. I found it fun, my brother had a huge impact. He played and I would want to play with him. He taught me a lot about the game- he made it rough on me at first so that helped with the competiveness.
The season hasn’t officially started yet, but you guys are practicing. How has that been different than in high school?
They are similar, but it’s more intense here. I’m the only freshman on the team so that’s pretty intimidating. The weightlifting here is more important than in high school where the overall fundamentals were the main focus.
What do you hope to bring to the team this season?
Positivity and enthusiasm. I hope to be a helpful asset to getting successful percentages and averages all around.
What are you most looking forward to this season?
Having a successful season. Mostly the experience. My goal growing up was the play college softball and now I’m actually doing it, which is great.