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Crowdus wanted to be a gymnast

Lindsay Crowdus is a pitcher, third baseman and outfielder on the Houma Christian softball team. (Photo by Michael Conti/Staff)

Michael Conti

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Athlete in Focus is a new weekly feature appearing in The Courier and Daily Comet. Every Tuesday, an athlete from a different area school will be given a personal interview about their life, passions and aspirations. The column aims to present a different side of our athletes to readers, rather than recognize a specific achievement.

Today's athlete is Houma Christian softball player Lindsay Crowdus, who is a pitcher, third baseman and outfielder for the Lady Warriors.

Q: What types of music do you listen to when working out? Do you have a favorite song that you get pumped up to?

A: On the bus ride to the softball game, the team listens to a playlist we've added songs to, and we go a little crazy and get pumped before game starts.

Q: How do you celebrate a win or success in your sport?

A: We'll listen to that same playlist on the bus ride home.

Q: Who is your favorite athlete?

A: My favorite athlete is my brother, Josh Crowdus, who is a shortstop for Delta State University in Mississippi. He was always the one to teach me everything, including hitting. He is one of my main supporters, and I look up to him.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: English. This is because one of my favorite teachers, Susan Lewis, is a great role model in living a Godly life and encouraging me to do my best.

Q: What do you want to do after graduation?

A: I want to major in child and family studies to learn about how to help children who come from broken families.

Q: What would your dream job be?

A: I would want to be a marine biologist because I love the water, and it's something that three of my friends and I have talked about since we were very little.

Q: What are some of your goals for the season?

A: Personally, I want to have a good attitude towards everything and everyone, and let God do what he has planned. As a team, we want to communicate better and play together.

Q: What is one thing people might not know about you?

A: I've always wanted to be a gymnast, but softball was always my main priority.

Q: When you're training for your sport, what is your diet like? Is there something you've cut out to stay healthy?

A: I don't drink soft drinks because they make me feel weak. The sugar rush and the sugar crash mess me up.

Q: What was the best advice you were ever given in relation to your sport?

A: My father, Don Crowdus, says not to let my bat do the work and just let my mechanics do the work. Also, just to have fun with what I do and not overthink things.