9 Dana Bowler
9 Dana Bowler
Birth Date: 6/6/91
Height: 5-9
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Lockport, Ill.
High School: Lockport
Position: Pitcher
Bats/Throws: R/R

High School: Named All-Southwest Suburban Blue Conference First Team and all-area second team in 2009 at Lockport (Ill.) Township High . . . Coached by Marissa Chovanec . . . Graduated in 2009 . . . Four-year starter on the varsity squad . . . Helped lead 2009 squad to both conference and regional championship crowns . . . Played on two other league championship teams (2006 and 2008) along with a regional title squad (2008) . . . Chosen to play in the Illinois Super 60 Game which featured the state's top 60 prep softball standouts . . . Received of team's The Porter Pride Award in senior year . . . Posted a 9-3 pitching mark with a 0.92 earned run average in 106 innings pitched . . . Fanned 128 batters in the 2009 season and also earned three saves . . .  Picked up all-conference and second-team all-area accolades as a junior in the 2008 campaign . . . Generated an 11-3 record in the pitching circle to go with a 1.69 earned run average in 78-plus innings in 2008 . . . Started in 12 of 16 appearances for the 2008 season and accumulated 111 strikeouts and hurled three shutouts while tallying seven complete-game performances . . . Posted a 7-5 pitching ledger as a sophomore in 2007 with a pair of saves and a 1.48 earned run average in 66.0 innings . . . Compiled 72 strikeouts, three shutouts, and had five complete-game efforts as a starter in 10 of her 22 2007 season appearances . . . Started out prep career in 2006 going 12-0 in the circle as a freshman on the junior varsity team while producing a 1.25 earned run average and striking out 134 hitters in 75.0 innings of work . . . Member of National Honor Society . . . Also active in school's student government and the Interact Club programs.  

Personal: Daughter of Mike and Joan Bowler . . . Born in Naperville, Ill. . . . Father is a plant manager and mother is employed as a material control supervisor . . . Has a younger sister . . . Prep teammate of current FSU softball freshman Morgan Kramerich . . . Biology major.

On Deck With Bowler:
The thing I like most about Ferris State Softball: Winning!!
My advice to youngsters is: keep working hard even when you dont' want to
My favorite movie: Cars
My worst fear: Having regret
My role model is: Mark Buehrle
I chose Ferris State because: the great softball program and the fun atmosphere
Favorite music group: Rascal Flatts
My first softball memory is: getting my teeth knocked out while playing catch with my dad
If I could change one thing about softball, I would: make the games nine innings
The motto I live by: Live life to the fullest
What has been the most thrilling moment of your life outside of sports?: White-water rafting with my softball team
If I could meet anyone in history, it would be: Elvis Presley
My pregame ritual is: drinking water and getting into game mode