MO’NE DAVIS SAYS SHE’S “TIGER-HEARTED”

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By now we’ve all heard the name Mo’ne Davis, the girl who pitches at 70 mph on the mound. The girl who is the very first girl to ever pitch a shutout game in the Little League World series. The girl who is the first Little Leaguer to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. The girl who has been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. Yes, that 13 year old girl.

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So what now?

Sports, sports, and more sports. And school, of course.

With all the attention she’s been getting it’s no surprise that it’s been, as she puts it, “kinda, like, crazy.” Her fellow students have been asked to act normal around her as a result, but that has gotta be tough to do. She is after all a Legend in the making, heading straight for the top.

With lit up eyes, she told Harper’s Bazaar that she wants to play basketball for U Conn one day. “Basketball is my favorite sport, actually” she confirmed. And yet, she was only 9 or 10 years old when she began to recognize how she excelled at baseball. “I just had control” she explained.

Right now she is absolutely in control alright. Her future can go anywhere she chooses to lead it, and it seems wherever that is it will be triumphant. “I’m tiger-hearted” Mo’ne shared. “Since day one,” she added.

Check out Mo’ne in the gallery for the 35th Annual Salute to Women in Sports Reception.

Photos: Harpar bazaar

 

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