W Wants To Know: Lauren Chamberlain

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Lauren Chamberlain was one of three finalists for 2013 USA Softball Player of the Year.

Lauren Chamberlain, who just finished her sophomore season at Oklahoma, is making her debut with the senior national team this summer. She is the NCAA’s active leader in career home runs (60) and is on pace to shatter Stacey Nuveman's NCAA career record (90). Her bat even has its own Twitter account. We caught up with Chamberlain, who shared some of her secrets in this edition of “W Wants To Know.”

What do you need to consider your day complete? My day would not be complete without listening to music at some point. I get in a zone when I listen to music. I’m really big with lyrics and good beats. I don’t know, it’s just really calming and relaxing. Even if I’m just doing stuff around the house or going to work out, I love when music is on.

What's one thing you will never do? Voluntarily be in a room with spiders. I’ve never liked spiders, and recently they’ve been infesting my apartment back in Norman. And I am having a fit about it. I literally hate spiders, and I will never play with a pet tarantula or anything like that. I freak out when I see spiders.

What song holds special meaning to you right now? “The Motion” by Drake. The lyrics are interesting. And they just kind of pertain to you as you get successful and things start happening for you in your life positively -- people who kind of either come out of the woodwork or they want something from you all the time. Things like that. So, it’s just kind of adjusting, and knowing that that kind of stuff comes with success.

What is the one thing you really want to do off the field? I have two main things -- eat food and sleep. My favorite place to take a nap is my bed; it’s heavenly. I take pride in my bed, and I’m always in it. To eat, my favorite meal would definitely be either Chipotle or Chick-fil-A. No question. A meal at Chipotle: That’s on my schedule weekly.

What is your biggest weakness? Probably over-thinking things. To work on that, I try to pray more, worry less. I like that saying a lot.