Still, despite the sacrifices Nickles made for UCLA, the hours she spent outside practice hitting on her own, she felt she could do more. The problem was in Nickles’ mind-set. As she practiced and played she mainly focused on making herself better, on boosting the Bruins with her batting average. It ramped up the pressure to perform and her frustration at falling short.
Source: Los Angeles Times May 24, 2019 02:30 UTC