Senior pitcher Montana Fouts announced Monday she is running for homecoming queen for the University of Alabama as the Student Athlete's Advisory Committee's representative on the ballot.

Fouts has a busy week ahead of her as Alabama's homecoming begins next week with the Roll Tide Run at 10:30 a.m., Sunday, Oct. 17. and carries through the Crimson Tide's gridiron matchup with the Tennessee Volunteers. Fouts and the Alabama softball team will also hold a doubleheader at the Rhoads House Sunday, taking on Memphis at 2 p.m. and West Alabama at 4 p.m.

On top of that, the 2020 SEC Champion softball team will be honored during the football game.

Circle Friday, Oct. 22, for Fouts too, as that will be the night the 2021 homecoming queen will be crowned during the pep rally on the quad of the campus at 6:30 p.m.

Students will be able to cast their ballots for the homecoming queen Tuesday, Oct. 19. from 7 a.m. until 7 p.m.

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Fouts is largely regarded as one of the best athletes at the University of Alabama, bringing home countless awards and breaking numerous records in her three seasons at The Capstone. She was named NFCA Pitcher of the Year for 2021 as well as SEC Co-Pitcher of the Year after she led the NCAA with 349 strikeouts, recording double-digit strikeouts in 22 games.

Fouts played her best ball in the postseason last season as she swept the SEC Tournament 3-0, throwing a tournament-record 39 strikeouts over 20.2 innings pitched including a complete-game shutout over the Florida Gators in the championship game. In the Women's College World Series, Fouts threw a perfect game against the UCLA Bruins and a personal best 16 strikeouts against Arizona.

Alabama softball opens up the Rhoads House Saturday, Oct. 16 against Louisiana-Monroe at 1 p.m. and Mobile at 3 p.m. SEC competition begins March 11 on the road against LSU and at home March 18 versus Kentucky.

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