After a senior season in which she hit .337 with seven home runs and 29 RBI for Centralia (Mo.) High School, Duncan was named to the Class 2A All-State First Team. In addition to all-conference and all-district accolades, she earned a place on the Premier Girls Fastpitch (PGF) All-Central Region Team. From her catcher’s position, Duncan threw out 14 of 16 runners and bookended her prep career with state titles in 2013 and 2016. An academic all-state honoree, she was also a four-year varsity member of the Centralia basketball team.
Nicole is the daughter of Delwyn and Mary Duncan, and has two siblings, Amber and Devan. Duncan played travel ball for the DeMarini Aces and plans to major in chemical engineering at Arkansas.