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Introducing Field Hockey Class of 2016: Sarah Urdahl
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 03/15/2012
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Meet Sarah Urdahl, Forward
Duke Field Hockey Class of 2016

High School: St John's School
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Parents' Names: Beth and Kent
Siblings' Names and Ages: Matthew (15), Michael (12), William (9)                               

Honors: Two-time Athletic Excellence Award (top female student-athlete in the school), 2011 NFHCA National All-Academic Squad, two-time all-conference, two-time all-region, AP scholar with distinction, and captain of field hockey, basketball, and lacrosse high school teams.

Why did you choose Duke?
I chose Duke because I cannot imagine myself anywhere else.  I love that I can pursue both my academic and athletic goals.  I feel right at home on campus as a Blue Devil.

What does it mean to be a part of the Duke Field Hockey Team?
It means that I get to play the sport I love at the highest level alongside some of the best athletes in the nation.

To be able to say that I am a member of the Duke Field Hockey Team is...
my proudest achievement yet. 

What is your Most Memorable field hockey moment?
Scoring the final stroke to help my team win the conference championship game my senior season

Significance of your jersey number?
After wearing number 20 for four years, I was ready for a change.

Quick Hitters
Favorite Color: blue       
Favorite Food: pasta      
Favorite Movie: Pride & Prejudice           
Favorite Book: Pride & Prejudice             
Favorite Band/Singer: Drake
Sports Hero: Jessie Owens
Non-sports Hero: Astronaut Jim Lovell
Describe yourself in one word: determined
The one possession you can't live without: Dr. Pepper
What would be your dream job: astrophysicist
If you could be on a magazine cover, what magazine: USA FH
If a movie was made of your life, who would play you: Emma Stone
What one person would you like to spend a day with: Nelson Mandela
Something most people don't know about you: I have lived in Paris for two years.
What is the best piece of advice you ever received: Dream big. The worst someone can say is 'No'.
Person who has had the most impact: My mother.  She has always been a motivating force in my life.
Post college career ambition: I would like a career in science.  I would like to be either a doctor or a biomedical engineer.