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Dickinson State Athlete of the Week - Abi Brooks

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Abi Brooks and the Dickinson State softball team won the North Star Athletic Association tournament on Monday, May 7.

Brooks, a junior pitcher for the squad, threw the entire final outing in a three-game series against Jamestown, allowing six hits and striking out one in the 1-0 victory.

Over the six postseason games that weekend, Brooks threw 33 innings, including two full games. She allowed 39 hits while dismissing 10 batters. She finishes the season with a 2.44 ERA.

DP: How long have you been playing softball and what is your favorite part?

AB: "I've been playing softball since I was about eight, or seven, actually. My favorite part is the team aspect of it and getting to play with all my friends and everyone else."

DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU?

AB: "I'm from Rocklin, California and I chose DSU because of the legacy and because Coach Fleury reached out to me and it just seemed like a really great option."

DP: What is your major?

AB: "Nursing."

DP: What is the reason your team won conference, in your opinion?

AB: "Because we came together as a team and we all just really wanted it.

DP: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

AB: "In-N-Out (Burger)."

DP: What is your walkup song?

AB: "Glorious (by Macklemore)."

DP: What is the last Netflix of Hulu show you binged?

AB: "Grey's Anatomy."

DP: What or who has been your greatest inspiration to succeed?

AB: "My dad. He's always supported me so much and always been there for me."