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Members of the Virginia softball team – both student-athletes and coaches – will be revealing 20 random facts about themselves to VirginiaSports.com each weekday leading up to the team’s season-opener on Saturday, Feb. 13th at the Elon Tournament in Elon, N.C. First up is freshman Kristen Hawkins, who hails from Elizabeth, Pa.


1. I eat chocolate and French vanilla flavored cool whip like it’s my job.

2. I have never had a job.

3. I am related to Elvis Presley.

4. I am pretty much amazing when it comes to burping and I can burp the alphabet.

5. I still sleep with the ginormous bunny, Bun Bun, which I’ve had since I was a baby.

6. I am obsessed with Lisa Fernandez and Mariah Carey.

7. I am ambidextrous at everything I do.

8. My favorite number is 13. I have a 13 necklace I never take off and I was born 13 days late.

9. I hate milk and have never and will never drink it.

10. My favorite movie is Pocahontas, hands down, and I have a Pocahontas Barbie doll.

11. I secretly want to be a Smurf.

12. I was a Harry Potter Puppet Pal and found the source of the ticking.

13. I have a collection of bathroom hall passes I have gathered from high school.

14. I like to dress up as a banana, a taco, a cow, a sumo wrestler or something really strange and go around in public wearing the costumes.

15. I dressed as one of my teachers in high school for Halloween.

16. I wear my orange, blue and white knitted hat, that (Sarah) Tacke’s grandma knitted, EVERYWHERE I go.

17. I collect stamps.

18. When I was little, I tried to sneak out of my house to catch a raccoon to be like Pocahontas.

19. I always rock a high-side ponytail.

20. I ate a stinkbug on a dare and I’d totally do it again.

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