Sooner Spotlight Feature

Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 02, 2001

May 2, 2001

Rocky Cherry is a three-year starter in the Sooner baseball rotation and this year leads the team in wins. Cherry also ranks among the team leaders in several other pitching categories. The junior righthander will make his permanent mark in the Sooner record books by setting the school's all-time appearances record this season.

Do you wish pitchers were allowed to bat in games?
Yes, because it gets boring when you only play once a week.

Do you have a pre-game ritual you perform?
I always pray before I go out on the mound.

Do you prefer day games or night games?
I like night games because its just something about playing under the lights that reminds me it's game time.

The cartoon that you watched growing up was?
G.I. Joe and He-Man

What are your favorite sports to watch and to play other than baseball?
I enjoy playing basketball and watching football.

What ballpark is your favorite on the road?
I like playing in the Southwestern Bell Bricktown Ball Park in Oklahoma City.

If you could bring one thing from your hometown, what would it be?
My dog, Bear

What CD is in your stereo right now?
A rap mix

What do you like to do when you're not playing baseball?
Everything I do, I do for baseball. Whether it's working out or running to make myself better.

Favorite beverage:
Sweet tea

Which member of the coaching staff has the best sense of humor?
Coach Cochell

List three words that describe you:
Determined, competitive, leader

If professional baseball is not in your future, what would you prefer to do instead?
I would like to be famous somehow, so people would know who I am

If you were stuck on a deserted island, what's the one thing you would take with you?
My girlfriend, Amber Powell

What would be the first thing you would purchase if you won the lottery?
A black corvette and a Harley Davidson motorcycle

Favorite hobby:
Hunting and fishing

What do you think is the best moment in sports?
When people overcome adversity or the odds to become successful.

What's your biggest pet-peeve?
I can't stand it when people come up to me and slap me on the back.

Favorite class you've taken at OU:
I really enjoyed my Experiencing Music class.



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