Up Close & Personal with Magen West

As we continue our series of Up Close articles we meet up with Magen West. A native of Whitney,Texas. the sophomore can be found in the circle, pitching for the Lady Bobcats. She has also amassed four home runs and 15 RBIs thus far in the season. In the classroom West is pursuing a degree in general biology.

1. Who has had the biggest impact on your softball career? My dad has had the biggest impact on my softball career. My dad has been with me the whole time. He has pushed me, supported me and definitely encouraged me.

2. In which part of the game does your strength lie? My personal strength I think is to be competitive and pick people up, to pump people up. I love to win and hate to lose. I think that's with everything, not just softball.

3. What is your favorite part about being a member of the Lady Bobcat softball team? My favorite part of being a member of the Lady Bobcat softball team is the family aspect of it all. Everyone on this team is like a sister to me. They are all different, and they are all awesome. We are all pretty close, and I love that. It really helps out on the field; it helps us to trust each other and back each other up.

4. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon? My perfect afternoon would be warm, of course, no snow. I would be hanging out with my boyfriend by going to the zoo, having a picnic, or throwing the football around or just having fun.