Freshman catcher practices his footwork in the offseason

Illinois freshman catcher Adam Davis was featured in an Inside Illinois article by Melissa Mitchell on University of Illinois athletes gaining “increased agility, dexterity through (a) dance class”. 

Apparently, it’s a popular move by all the sports coaches at Illinois.  The class they took was Dance 100 taught by Kate Kuper.

Davis seemed to take to the dance floor well.

“Being a catcher, I need good feet work, and dance helps me with my feet work,” he said.

Davis’ moves haven’t been lost on his teacher.

“He’s very comfortable with his body, and he’s not afraid to try things,” Kuper said.

I’m looking forward to seeing Mr Davis busting a few moves behind the plate during the upcoming season.

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