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Shelby Walters
Blue Devil Softball Q&A: Shelby Walters
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 11/29/2018
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DURHAM, N.C. - While the Duke softball program prepares to begin season two in February, get to know your new Blue Devils with the Meet the Blue Devils Q&A feature on We will feature all eight newcomers to Team Two, starting with freshman pitcher Shelby Walters.

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No. 8 Shelby Walters
5-10 • Fr. • HS 
Cohutta, Ga. (Girls Preparatory School)

Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"Our team meeting on the field at night when we did improv dancing and listened to music and played games. It was great team bonding and a lot of fun."

What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"My mentality of who I am and what I contribute has changed. Now I don’t just see myself as a member of the team, but someone who can really make a difference."

Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of A Program That’s Only Entering Year Two.
"It is great knowing that everything is new and there are endless possibilities for what this program can become. I look forward to what this team can become and what we can do."

What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2019 Season?
"I really want to be a starter and set records. And it wouldn’t be bad too to possibly be considered for ACC Pitcher of the Year."

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of The Duke Softball Family?
"It means a community and foundation that will never leave me. Even after I’ve graduated, these girls will forever be my family. We’re strong in that sense."

What's One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
"It's ain't about how hard you hit. It's how hard you can get hit, and keep moving forward." - Rocky

Any Pregame Rituals?
"I always listen to my game day playlist before we go out. Usually if I know I’m getting the start, I’ll try to get in the 'zone' and visualize what I’m going to do."

Quick Hits:

Favorite TV Show?

Favorite Song?
“Must Be Doing Something Right” - Billy Currington

Favorite Restaurant In Durham?

Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?

Favorite Musician/Band?
Richard Marx

Favorite Book?
Pride and Prejudice

Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
Alaska or Scotland

One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
I cannot whistle.

Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Hangout in my room with friends.

Favorite Vacation Spot?
Orange Beach, Ala.

Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?
Caroline Jacobsen