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Doster continues to generate a buzz

True freshman from FD has been a main offensive threat for Iowa softball

Photo by Stephen Mally/www.hawkeyesports.com: Former Fort Dodge standout Tristin Doster fields a ground ball during a game earlier this season.

IOWA CITY — Putting all of her focus into training and preparation has helped Tristin Doster take off as a true freshman on the University of Iowa’s softball diamond.

Doster, a 2021 Fort Dodge Senior High graduate, started her career with a grand slam. Her pace hasn’t slowed much since.

“I believe my success so far has come from the early demands of constant training,” Doster said. “We have been preparing since we have stepped on campus to be ready for the challenging season.”

Doster, a three-time first-team all-stater for the Dodgers, has started 19 of the 22 games she has played. She currently leads the Hawkeyes in runs batted in (16), slugging percentage (.690), on-base percentage (1.023) and home runs (five). The former FDSH standout is also second on the team in doubles (five) and batting average (.328).

“I found the most success when I trusted my mechanics that I have developed over the years, and took in the new information that my coaches and teammates have suggested,” Doster said. “This season has had both its highs and lows, but we all have bought into the process that it will take to be the best.”

Doster also moved from her high school position, catcher, to first base for the Hawkeyes. The 2021 Nordman Award winner is enjoying her time as a Div. I athlete.

“We push each other everyday to be the best version of ourselves both on and off the field,” Doster said. “I feel that has made this season so memorable.”

Doster has also found the true meaning of being an Iowa softball player.

“A Hawkeye means something more than myself,” Doster said. “It humbles me to be in this uniform and represent a community that constantly supports me.”

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