DURHAM, N.C.— With only 11 days until the opening of the 2018-19 Duke women’s basketball campaign, we check in with recent graduate Sofia Rom.
Our No. 11, Roma hails from Richmond Hill, N.Y., received a degree in political science in May of 2018 and is currently enrolled in the MMS Program at the Duke Fuqua School of Business in 2018-19. She made her Duke debut a season ago, after sitting out the previous season due to NCAA transfer rules. Roma has appeared in 12 games as a Blue Devil.
GoDuke.com: What was it like walking last spring at graduation and having that degree in hand?
Sofia Roma: There was a sense of relief, but I knew I’d be right back so it didn’t really feel like much.
GD: What was the experience like training with the Puerto Rico National Team?
SF: It was great, I was with two WNBA players and they were always pushing me and helping me throughout practice.
GD: How has been so far going to Duke FUQUA Business School?
SF: It’s a challenge, a lot of balancing to do, always tired.
GD: What area of your game have you been working on the most in the offseason?
SF: Offense. I just did low post moves, taking my time, finishing.
GD: Being one of only two seniors, are you trying to be more of a leader this season?
SF: Yeah I’m actually captain now, but yes.
Most used emoji? Laughing face
Role model? My parents
One thing that always put you in a good mood? Music
Favorite dance move? Cabbage patch
Which teammate would make the best president and why? Kyra, the people's choice
Nickname? Sofie, Sof, So, Soso, Demarcus,
Favorite color? Red
Favorite snapchat filter? All of the funny ones
Favorite Disney movie? Pocahontas
Song playing on your phone right now? Mykonos by Fleet Foxes
Last show you binge-watched? Atypical
Go to song to practice to? Lose Control- Missy Elliot
Favorite color? Red
Best thing you did over the summer? Play basketball in Puerto Rico
One word your teammates would use to describe you? Different
Best advice you have ever received? To keep going
Favorite TV show growing up? As told by Ginger
Favorite vacation spot? Puerto Rico
One place you would like to travel to? Fiji
Do you have any pre-round rituals? Go Demarcus
Best class you’ve taken at Duke and why? Italian because I am Italian.
Beach or mountains? Beach
Do you have any relatives involved in athletics? No
Instagram story or snapchat? Snapchat
Favorite type of ice cream? Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Food you miss the most from home? Everything
Favorite athlete? Rudy Gay
Goals upon graduation? Professional Basketball
Do you play a musical instrument and if so what? No
If you could play another sport in college what would it be? Tennis