Her favorite softball player: Lauren Chamberlain, the junior infielder for the Oklahoma Sooners who last year hit a walk-off home run in the first game of the Women’s College World Series championship against Tennessee.
Softball has been Dawkins’ biggest sport through her first 18 years, and that’s unlikely to change after she leaves MHS. Dawkins said she’s already been offered a softball scholarship to Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, but she might instead end up playing for Oklahoma Christian University in Edmond.
“I really liked the campus,” Dawkins said of OCU.
“Coach (April) Burns went Oklahoma Christian, and she’s always told me good things about it.”
Dawkins said she plans to go to pre-med wherever she winds up. After that, she said she’s leaning towards becoming a pediatrician or an ultrasound technician.
In her spare time — what little of it she has — Dawkins said she’s part of the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America group at MHS and also does editing for Buff TV.
Whether she’s guarding first base or boxing out for rebounds, Dawkins has always been a key contributor to her team.
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