DURHAM, N.C. - With just one week until the start of the 2019 season, we're down to the final two newcomers of the Duke softball squad in our Meet the Blue Devils Q&A feature on GoDuke.com. The seventh edition of the series features freshman utility player Kyla Morris.
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No. 24 Kyla Morris
5-8 • Fr. • HS
Claremont, Calif. (Claremont HS)
Favorite Moment At Duke So Far?
"Going go-kart racing at Frankie’s Fun Park is one of my favorite memories at Duke. We had the weekend off and wanted to do something fun. A few teammates, football players and I went to Frankie’s and had so much fun."
What’s One Part Of Your Game That You Feel You’ve Improved The Most This Fall?
"This fall I have definitely improved my power and strength as an overall athlete. Working out daily with our strength and conditioning coach, Jordan Bar, has helped me immensely and has allowed me to improve my game offensively and defensively."
Describe What It Was Like To Be A Part Of A Program That’s Only Entering Year Two.
"It was definitely nerve-racking coming into a new program, in addition to just the normal freshman year nerves. The team had just come off a great first season and I wanted to be able to jump right in with my freshman class and help the team wherever possible."
What’s One Personal Goal You Have Set For Yourself During The 2019 Season?
"This 2019 season I hope to find my role on the team and be as successful as possible doing that job. I want to be a very supportive/good teammate for this program."
What Does It Mean To You To Be A Part Of The Duke Softball Family?
"To me, being a part of the Duke Softball family means putting myself on the line and going the extra mile for each and every one of my teammates and coaches. It means holding myself to high standards on and off the field; and it means trusting the process."
What's One Quote Or Saying That You Live By?
"Hard work beats talent when talent does not work hard."
Any Pregame Rituals?
"Before each game we play a quick game of hacky sack to get loose and have some fun."
Favorite TV Show?
One Tree Hill
"Mo Bamba" - Sheck Wes
Favorite Restaurant In Durham?
Best Show To Binge Watch On Netflix?
Where’s One Place You’ve Always Wanted To Visit?
One Interesting Fact About Yourself?
My birthday is on New Year's
Favorite Thing To Do When Not At The Field?
Watch movies or listen to music
Favorite Vacation Spot?
Who On The Team Has The Best Scooter Skills/Tricks?