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Get to Know: Kiani Nakamura

Sep 22, 2022

Learn more about Kiani Nakamura, a sophomore from Redmond, Ore.

Instagram Handle
Kianinakamura_

What did you want to be when you were growing up?
Physical therapist

What sport would you be playing if you were not playing softball?
Volleyball or basketball

What excites you most about softball?
Making crazy plays and learn new tricks

What is the first word that comes to mind when you think of Kelly Field?
Energetic

Do you have any pregame rituals?
Yes

Favorite softball player growing up?
Keilani Ricketts

Favorite Beaver softball player growing up?
Mariah Mazon

Favorite Oregon State uni combo?
Charcoal Grey

At what age did you know you wanted to play college softball?
12

What's your go-to ice cream flavor?
Chocolate or chocolate chip cookie dough

What's your first memory of Oregon State softball?
My first Rivalry Series game when I was 13

Which of your teammates could be a comedian?
Tarni Stepto

What are some of your favorite things to do in your spare time?
Yoga, draw, cook, photography

What is one softball rule you would change or implement?
Time restraints on batters, it should be on the pitchers as well.

If you could change places with one person for a day, who would it be and why?
Kevin Hart or the president, just because it'd be cool to be famous.

What is something not many people know about you?
My past or how I got here. I feel like nobody talks about their come up but it's how we all got to meet each other.

Who do you look up to the most?
My parents and many of the athletes that came before me in this game.

What's the thing you love most about being a Beaver?
The culture, not only on the softball team but within athletics and the school itself.

Hulu or Netflix?
Netflix