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Feature Friday Series: Kelise Davis

Oct 23, 2020

For this week's Feature Friday we have freshman Kelise Davis. Davis is from Chandler, Ariz., where she attended Chandler High School. Her collegiate debut came at Nevada this past indoor season, where she placed seventh as part of the DMR squad at the Mountain West Indoor Championships.


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During her high school career, Davis captured quite a few titles under her belt – including the Division 3 State Championship in the 400m during her time at Coronado High School as well as lettering in basketball and track & field. Her senior season at Chandler High School she claimed the AIA Division 1 Championships with PR and school-record time of 54.84, which Davis claims is one of her proudest achievements, and came in second in the 200m with PR time of 24.50. Davis was also a member of the 4x400 team that won gold at the 16th Annual Hohokam Invitational and Chandler City Meet.

Davis is the daughter of Andrea Martin and Kelly Davis, a self-taught boxing trainer that led his brother, Kelvin Davis, to several IBF Cruiserweight Championships. She has two siblings, older sister Kelli and younger brother Zavier. Davis takes her athletic inspiration from her father, who was able to become a boxing trainer through self-instilled work and dedication. She hopes to be a professional athlete herself and to have her father be her trainer. Davis is looking forward to meeting new people and creating life-long relationships during her time at the U.
 
Q: What's your favorite food?
A: My favorite food is hot water cornbread

Q: If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
A: If I could live anywhere in the world I would choose wherever my family is

Q: Who is your biggest athletic inspiration?
A: My biggest athletic inspiration is my father. He is a boxing trainer and he has inspired me to be an athlete

Q: What is your favorite color?
A: My favorite color is blue

Q: What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: My favorite ice cream flavor is cookies n cream
 
Q: What is your favorite song/artist at the moment?
A: I don't have a favorite music artist I listen to all types of music

Q: If you had a superpower what would it be?
A: If I had a superpower it would have to be super speed
 
Q: If you could be friends with any celebrity who would it be?
A: If I could be friends with a celebrity it would have to be Steph Curry
 
Q: If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life what would it be?
A: If I could only eat one thing for the rest of my life it would have to be hot water cornbread
 
Q: What is your favorite part of being at the University of Utah?
A: My favorite part of being at the University is definitely being able to run track and hanging with the team
 
Q: What is your favorite movie?
A: My favorite movie is The Last Dragon
 
Q: If you were stranded on an island and were able to take one person with you, who would you take?
A: If I was stranded on an island and could only take one person with me I would choose my brother
 
Q: What is your dream job?
A: My dream job is to be a professional athlete
 
Q: What is your future profession?
A: My future profession is undecided as of right now
 
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