Pearl City Softball Standout Signs With Midland College

When it comes to athletics, Pearl City’s Roblynn Kami is one to keep her options open – even from an early age.

“Ever since I was 5, I tried every sport – cheerleading, soccer, volleyball, baseball,” said Kami, who likes to be called Robi. “It was baseball that first got me and drew my attention. When I was 12, I switched to softball.”

Kami has found that her commitment to softball has paid off, as she will be attending Midland College in Texas next year on a full athletic scholarship. Midland is a junior college that currently competes in the Western Junior College Athletic Conference.

Her decision “relieved some stress,” Kami admitted, noting that she can now focus on her senior season with Pearl City High School.

“I considered other schools,” she said, “but when Midland gave me a full ride, it made it easier to narrow my choice.”

With her senior prep season approaching, Kami took some time away from practice and her studies to visit with MidWeek‘s West Oahu Islander.

Who has had the biggest impact on your life? My parents (Robin and Terri). They always want the best for me, and they believe in me and push me to do my best. They have confidence in me.

When did you know softball could play a big part in your future? When I joined Mililani Prep (softball club). I was 15. This team tries to prepare you to be college-ready. Practices are pretty tough, and you go to a (Mainland) tournament every summer.

Our coaches are a big help. They help us to get noticed (by college recruiters).

What area of your game are you focusing on the most during this off-season? Right now, I’m trying to work on my offensive side, like my hitting. I’m trying to have a bigger impact, offensively, this season and to be more of a leader.

What movie could you watch over and over? The Blind Side. It is super touching. It shows that you can come from the poor side and still follow your dreams.

Who are three of your favorite musical artists? One Direction, Miley Cyrus and Beyonce.

What is your least favorite household chore? Washing laundry. It takes the most time.

When you’re on the Internet, which website do you go to the most? YouTube. Most of the time, I listen to music. I also watch softball players. Anything you need to work on, you can usually find a tutorial or something.

How do you like to spend your free time? What are your hobbies? I like spending time with my friends and family and going to the beach the most. I’m an adventurous, outdoor type of person. I like to go hiking, and I like to see the beauty of the Islands.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years? I hope to be an ultrasound technologist. That’s the career I see for myself. I also hope to have a husband and four kids and still be living in Hawaii.

You are stuck on Kahoolawe and can have an endless supply of just one food. What would it be? An acai bowl.

Given the opportunity, what celebrity would you most like to meet? (Actor) Channing Tatum.

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