In the Dugout - Julia Hamilton

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Julia Hamilton and the Hoosiers look to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Julia Hamilton and the Hoosiers look to return to the NCAA Tournament in 2007.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Nov. 6, 2006

    After helping the Hoosiers to one of its best seasons in recent history, junior Julia Hamilton sat down with to answer 10 questions about herself, IU softball and the upcoming 2007 campaign.

    Hamilton started 40 games for the Hoosiers in left field least season, while also serving as a pinch runner. The Lincolnshire, Ill., native posted a team-best 17 steals on 18 attempts. Additionally, Hamilton went 4-for-9 in the NCAA Tournament, including a 2-for-3 effort against Utah in the Austin Regional opening game.

    What are your goals for this season?
    "I want to help my team strive for victory, be consistent throughout the season, never give up in any aspect and to always give 100 percent every single game."

    What are some of the team's goals for next season?
    "To step up statistically in many areas, to be consistent throughout the season and to build on last year's successes."

    What is your major:
    "Interior design, with a business minor. It's been a passion of mine since high school, and I love the thought of making a difference in people's environments and exploiting my creative side."

    Place you would most like to travel:
    "I would love to go to Europe, specifically Italy, Spain and France. I have been to a few other countries, but never east of the States. My best friend and I plan to venture there the summer after graduation."

    Most prized possession:
    "My blonde hair."

    Pre-game rituals/superstitions:
    "I listen to Dave Matthews Band, and I also enjoy having a latte before the first pitch."

    The game/series are you most looking forward to playing:
    "I'm pumped to play Princeton during our spring break tournament because they are in the Ivy League, and of course, I always look forward to Purdue. Who doesn't want to beat them each and every time?"

    What makes the Indiana softball program so special:
    "We work incredibly hard for everything we achieve, and over the years, we have really laid the foundation for a successful program. Through the adversity, we have continued to prove ourselves."

    Best part about being a student-athlete:
    "Having the best of both worlds: a wide variety of friends who become your family and support. All of the lessons about life we learn on and off the field and just the overall pride and sense of achievement you feel when you can be successful at both simultaneously."

    One word that describes the Indiana Softball program:




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