By Kashyah Williams
Bowers is a sophomore graduating in 2020, who majors in liberal studies. He is from Helena, Montana, the city that is said to be accidentally founded by four Georgia men mining for gold. His favorite food is spaghetti, and he says, “I could probably eat spaghetti every day of the week.” He has a younger sister who is 15 years old. He is a resident here on campus, and is a pitcher on the baseball team. He got started playing baseball when a former baseball coach texted him and was interested in having him play. Some of Bower’s hobbies include watching sports, movies, and playing video games.
Post-graduation, he plans to attend graduate school to pursue a masters’ degree. Two interesting facts about the Hilbert Hawk baseball player is that he ski-raced in middle school when from ages 11 to 13 years old. His favorite sports team is the Los Angeles Angels, because his dad raised him to be a fan. Also, he was born in the city that was named on a coin toss, Portland, Oregon.
When asked if he liked Hilbert, Bowers said that it was not bad, but it gets boring at times. Bowers cites his father, David Bowers, as his role model and someone he looks up to. “My dad, he is the most influential person. He helps me with school and just life in general.”
Bowers favorite experience took place when he was 13 years old. He went to British Columbia with family and close friends and it was “epic.”
His favorite movie is Moneyball, which stars Brad Pitt. The premise of the movie surrounds Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane’s successful attempt to assemble a baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire new players. It is no coincidence that Bowers’ favorite movie is about baseball.