May 7, 2012
Each week during the 2012 season, MGoBlue.com will ask each member of the University of Michigan softball team the same question as the "Question of the Week."
Week 14: What is your walk-up song and why did you pick it?
Bree Evans -- My walk up song is "Tie Your Mother Down" by Queen. I chose it because when I was younger, on my way to softball games, I would have my dad play that song so I could get a reaction out of my mom. Ever since then, that song has stuck with me.
Brandi Virgil -- My walk up song is "She's Country" by Jason Aldean because I'm from Texas. Self explanatory!
Nicole Sappingfield -- My walk up song has been "So Big" by Iyaz for the last two years. It really pumps me up, which is a good quality for a walk-up song. Hutch is also always telling me to get bigger, so the song kind of reiterates that.
Caitlin Blanchard -- My walk-up song is "Stayin' Alive" by The Bee Gees because it has an awesome beat. The song is fun and I think the fans can appreciate it too.
Katie Luetkens -- My walk-up song is "The Champ" by Nelly. I chose this song because I really like the lyrics and how it talks about working hard and dreaming about this day for my whole life. I think it really encompasses a Michigan softball athlete. It really gets me pumped up and reminds me of all the hard work I've put in to get me to where I am today.
Stephanie Speierman -- My walk-up song is "Stronger" by Kelly Clarkson. I chose it because I really like the lyrics, and I think there is a lot of truth behind them. It is important to always get back up when you fall down and you can use every experience, good or bad, to make you stronger. The line "what doesn't kill you makes you stronger" also reminds me of my dad because he always said that and it always made me laugh.
Amanda Chidester -- Mine is "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang." I chose this for a couple reasons. First because my nickname is "Chiddy" and it was my goal to have a Chiddy song all four years! Second, all my teammates love the song and it puts a smile on everyone's face, especially when the other teams calls a timeout and my song plays all the way through!
Haylie Wagner -- I choose "I'mma Shine" for my pitching walk-up song because I like the meaning behind it, and I love the movie "Step Up" and Channing Tatum!
For my hitting walk-up song I choose "Swing Your Rag" because in the song it talks about swinging and it is a song that pumps me up when I walk up to the plate.
Hilary Payne -- My walk-up song is "Good Morning" by Chamillionaire. I heard this song for the first time as someone else's walk-up song and I really liked it because it is fun and upbeat.
Becca Garfinkel -- My walk up song is B.O.B's "I'll Be In The Sky." I chose it because of the awesome piano solo in the beginning -- my brother and I used to car jam to it all the time!
Amy Knapp -- My walk-out song is "London Bridge" by Fergie. I picked this song because I thought the beginning sounded pretty cool and when it first came out it was my favorite song.
Lyndsay Doyle -- My walk up song is "Find The Beat Again" by Sugarland. I chose this song because I am seriously obsessed with Sugarland! This song is the only song I felt was appropriate for a walk-up song, and due to my obsession, it really gets me pumped for my at-bat.
Mandy Gardner -- My walk-up song is called Green Onions. I picked it because it is in "The Sandlot" and it is one of my favorite movies! It is a clean and fun song that gets me in the zone.
Ashley Lane -- My walk-up song is called "Birds Flying High" by Dough Boy. I picked the song because it sounded legit.
Lauren Sweet -- My song is "Headstrong" by Trapt. I chose my song because it is upbeat and always been a song that pumps me up.
Taylor Hasselbach -- My walk-up song is "I got it" by Gorilla Zoe and there is no significance behind it. I just liked the song, it gets me fired up!