DURHAM, N.C. - While Team One prepares for the inaugural season of Duke softball in February, get to know your Blue Devils with our player Q&A feature here on GoDuke.com. We continue the series with freshman right-handed pitcher Katherine Huey.
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No. 7 Katherine Huey
5-10 • Fr. • HS
Cumming, Ga. (South Forsyth High School)
Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"My favorite moment so far was throwing the first pitch in Duke softball history."
What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"My pitching knowledge has improved the most as I am learning to make adjustments to collegiate batters and the umpires’ strike zones with Coach Lacey Waldrop's help - she is a great pitching coach. I am learning from two of the best with coach Marissa Young and coach Lacey!"
Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of The Program’s Inaugural Game On Sept. 30.
"It was nerve-racking leading up to the game, but it was an amazing experience to be a part of the very first game in Duke’s history and to see all the people who came out to support Duke softball. It was a monumental day that I will never forget."
What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2018 Season?
"For the 2018 season, I have set a goal of being a bulldog in the circle and the ACC Freshman of the Year. Go big or go home!"
What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of Team One?
"It is such a rare opportunity and not just anyone can say they were on team one of a collegiate varsity sport, so it is a huge honor to be part of the inaugural team. We get to establish the foundation that will lead to the prominence of Duke softball."
What’s One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
"Practice like your number two, play like your number one."
What’s Your Pregame Ritual?
"My pregame ritual includes listening to AC/DC and throwing a practice inning in the bullpen before the game."
Favorite TV Show?
"It’s a Long Way to the Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll)" - AC/DC
Favorite Restaurant In Durham?
Dame’s Chicken & Waffles
Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?
Tuesday’s With Morrie
Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
I can wiggle my ears
Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Shopping with Jill Ferraro
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?
Raine Elizabeth Wilson