DURHAM, N.C.— Over the summer once again, the Blue Devils will be catching up with Duke women's basketball alumnae to see what they have been up to since leaving Durham. Our next alumna is 2015 graduate Jenna Frush.
Frush, a product of Durham, N.C., was a walk on with the program before earning a scholarship in her final season with the Blue Devils. She appeared in 49 career contests, while making one start. Frush drained four three-pointers during her time at Duke.
GoDuke.com: Since graduating from Duke, what have you been up to?
Jenna Frush: I started medical school in 2016 and have just finished my third year. I'll spend next year at the Duke Divinity School, then will come back and finish medical school in 2021. My ultimate hope is to be a pediatric emergency medicine doctor in a few years.
GD: Have you been able to keep in touch with many former teammates/coaches? What about your teammates, EJAK?
JF: I luckily still get to talk to teammates and coaches very often! I talk to EJAK almost daily and also talk to a lot of my teammates really regularly. I plan on seeing some of them this summer at different WNBA games!
GD: Do you still follow DWB and watch games when they are on television?
JF: I'll watch pretty much any game I can! I haven't been able to make it to Cameron as much as I've wanted, but hopefully this year I'll have a better schedule to get over to some home games.
GD: Have you been able to make it back to Durham recently?
JF: I'm lucky to still be in school in Durham!
GD: Since leaving Duke, who are a few DWB players you have enjoyed watching play?
JF: I really enjoyed watching the teammates who I got to play with -- like Becca, Kendall, and Oderah. I love watching Miela's game and am really excited for Kyra to get back on the court.
GD: Do you get a chance to play basketball any these days?
JF: I still play about 3 days a week! Luckily there is a group of guys in my class who like to go play pickup, so we actually get some pretty good games going, which is a lot of fun.
GD: When looking back on your days at Duke, what are some of your favorite memories?
JF: My favorite memories had to be playing in Cameron and getting to spend time with my teammates. Road trips were always a blast, and it was especially awesome during holiday tournaments when we got some time to explore wherever we were. Both the Bahamas and St. Thomas were incredible, and I'll definitely never forget our trip to Paris! I made some of my best friends during my time there and am grateful to still have those relationships today! It's really incredible to know I got a chance to wear Duke across my chest for four years.
GD: Have you developed any new hobbies, etc., that you are involved with these days?
JF: I've become a coffee drinker and really enjoy traveling when I get a chance. I've had a couple of busy years but this next year I'm excited to get to some new places that I've never been!
GD: How has a Duke degree helped you?
JF: A Duke degree makes all the difference in the world! It's very humbling to have spent so much time here.
GD: Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give to our current student-athletes?
JF: My biggest piece of advice would be to try to be present in the moment. Time flies by so quickly, and you'll never have a time in your life like those four years as a Duke athlete. There are so many people there who want to help you in any way they can, so making solid relationships is important. Stay grateful that even through tough times in workouts or in games, you're a Duke basketball player -- what an honor! And lastly, make it a habit to say thank you.
GD: Do you remember a specific class and/or professor at Duke that you really enjoyed while in school?
JF: I had so many great professors during my time! I still keep in touch with many of them, like Dr. Karen Murphy and Dr. John Blackshear, who check in and make sure I'm behaving. I think my favorite class was "The South in Black and White," which was a AAAS course in downtown Durham that taught us about race relations throughout history. We were taught by Tim Tyson, who has written some pretty impactful books, and the conversations during that semester continue to stick with me to this day.