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Introducing Field Hockey Class of 2016: Amanda Kim
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 02/29/2012
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Meet Amanda Kim, Midfield
Duke Field Hockey Class of 2016

High School: St. Catherine's School
Hometown: Richmond, Va.
Parents' Names: Chris and Shelly Kim
Siblings' Names and Ages: Christopher 22, Courtney 21, Sarah 19, and Grace 11

Honors:  2011 First Team All-American (2011), two-time all-state, two-time all-metro, Richmond Times Dispatch Player of the year, Two time All-LIS, co-captain, 2010 Junior Olympics participant.

Soccer Honors: Played travel soccer from U10-U16. High school: Named All-LIS, All-State, and All-Metro.

Why did you choose Duke? I chose Duke, because it is the perfect fit for me. Duke has what I am looking for in field hockey and in academics.  I also love the big sports feel while still having such a small community.

To be able to say that I am a member of the Duke Field Hockey Team is... AMAZING. I have the chance to play with and against the best field hockey players in the country, and I can't wait to get better every day practicing and playing with the team.

What is your Most Memorable field hockey moment? When I ran to get my high school teammate who had a torn ACL from the sideline and piggy backed her to the middle of the field where our team was celebrating after we won the state championship game for the second year in a row.  

Significance of your jersey number? I had a soccer teammate from my club team pass away in 2011. Her number was 7, and I wanted to take that number on and continue what she wasn't able to.  It is such an honor to be wearing her number and it causes me to play with as much heart and passion as possible. 

Quick Hitters:
Favorite Color: Blue
Favorite Food: Salmon 
Favorite Book: Harry Potter books
Favorite Band/Singer: Rascal Flatts/ Dixie Chicks
Sports Hero: Kristine Lily
What one person would you like to spend a day with: Coach K
Describe yourself in one word: Focused.
The one possession you can't live without: My robe and slippers.
What would be your dream job: A doctor who works with a college team, especially if it is a Duke team!
What is the best piece of advice you ever received: To play hard, play classy, and just have fun.
What one thing has had the most impact on your life: My decision to switch from soccer to field hockey has changed my life completely.  I wouldn't be on my way to Duke in the fall! 
Plans after college and beyond: I would love to be a doctor and possibly work with student-athletes.
Most memorable event that has ever happened to you? There are so many to choose from.  However, I think that the most memorable time for me was when I made my decision of where I was going to school.  I was driving home, pulled to the side of the road, and decided that it was time to make my decision.  So, I called Coach Bustin right away and told her that I had decided to go to Duke.  I was going crazy in my car!


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