GoDuke.com recently sat down with Duke senior Dennis O'Grady, who doubles as a weekend starter and first baseman. O'Grady will make his 21st consecutive start in the weekend rotation this weekend against Virginia Tech and will also contribute at the plate where he owns a .289 batting average and 17 RBI this season.
A native of Floral Park, N.Y., O'Grady took some time to talk with GoDuke.com about his favorite classes at Duke, his favorite professors and which of his teammates he would least like to face in the batter's box or on the mound.
GoDuke.com: What is the best class you've taken at Duke?
Dennis O'Grady: I'd have to say the best class that I've taken at Duke was Getting Rich with Professor Keister. It was interesting to study all the different ways to make money.
GD: Who have been your favorite Duke professors?
DO:My favorite professors are George Grody and Coach Welsch. They both not only care about teaching their respective classes, but they are also interested in your well-being outside of classroom as well.
GD: What was the last book you read that wasn't required reading for a class?
DO: The last book that I read was The Miracle of St Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty.
GD: Which of your teammates would you least want to pitch to?
DO: Jeff Kremer. He is really selective, and when he does swing he gets a hit almost every time. He's turned himself into a top ACC hitter.
GD: Which of your teammates would you least want to hit against?
DO: Marcus Stroman. Just don't tell him I said that, I'll never hear the end of it.
GD: What is your favorite movie?
DO: Favorite movies are One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest and Good Will Hunting.
GD: If you turned on your iPod right now, what would be playing?
DO: In This Life by Mike Stud or Show Me Somethin' by J Cole.
GD: Where is your favorite place to eat in Durham?
DO: Favorite Place to Eat in Durham is Maggiano's .
GD: What are your plans for after graduation?
DO: Hopefully signing and playing with a professional team.