It hasn’t taken long for University of Washington freshman Kristin Cochran to buy into head softball Coach Heather Tarr’s motto:
How we do anything is how we do everything.
“I really never thought about it before,” the former two-time all-state Newport High softball player said. “But anything you do — being going to class, practice or getting up early for weights — it all reflects on who you are. There’s no room for slacking.”
Motivated and dedicated, Cochran hasn’t had time for slacking. The 5-foot, 11-inch right-hander said she chose to pitch for Washington because she loved the program, the coaching staff, the academics, the tradition and the school’s location relatively close to home in the formidable Pacific 12 Conference.
It made for the perfect combination, her high school coach, Mark Schiewe, said.
“Kristin wanted to play on the West Coast and she wanted to play in the Pac-12,” he said of Cochran, who led the Cubs to semifinal and quarterfinal state playoff appearances in her final two seasons. “She was driven and achieved her goal.”
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