Fairland’s Kyndall Davis – Softball Spotlight Presented by Grand Savings Bank

By Derrick Smith

Most athletes put in an enormous amount of hard work off the field to make themselves a better player on the field. Kyndall Davis says that winning the Grand Lake Area Softball poll shows her that others are seeing the work she is putting in. “It makes me really happy knowing that people recognize the work I put in and the passion that I have for the game.”

Davis is a senior at Fairland High School. She is a member of fastpitch softball, slowpitch softball, basketball, cross country, and track. She began playing softball at the age of three and fell in love with the game. 

The biggest role model that Kyndall looks up to is Sydney Romero, a national championship softball player from the University of Oklahoma. “She is a great softball player,” she said. “She gives all the glory to God, she gives one hundred percent on and off the field, and she always shows good sportsmanship.”

Kyndall did not get to where she is today by only going to practice. She has put in the work even on the off days and in the off season. “It takes spending extra time working outside of practice and spending time in the weight room to get stronger.”

While putting in time and effort towards her sports are important, Davis also knows how important her education is. “For me, it is just as important to work hard in the classroom as it is on the field.”

The highlight moment of Davis’ softball career was a big hit in a rivalry game. “My biggest moment on the field was during a game against Afton, our rival during my sophomore year,” she said. “I hit a three-run walk off homerun to win the game. It was awesome.”

Outside of athletics, Kyndall is also involved with the National Honor Society and Gifted & Talented. She also serves as the 2020 Class President, FCCLA President, and Student Council President.

After she graduates high school, Kyndall knows what her plan is. “I plan to go to college for softball and then major in pediatric oncology,” she said.