Dec. 1, 2008
TIMEOUT WITH Archive
What does it mean to be a leader on the team this year since you're a senior?
Leadership comes with being a senior. It's just something you have to take on with being an upper classmen, but I help the younger ones as much as I can and appreciate the fact that they even look up to me and ask me for advice.
How do you feel about the chemistry on the team this year? Are the new girls meshing well?
The chemistry is really good, and probably even better than last year. The new girls are definitely meshing well. It's definitely a family environment, even when we are off the court.
What is the most fun part of being a Big 12 athlete?
I would have to say traveling. I love to travel, and I'm sure other conferences do a lot of traveling also, but I am just so blessed to have traveled across the country and even out of the country to compete.
Who has made the greatest impact on your career?
I would definitely have to say Coach Barmore. Before he came to Baylor as a coach, he would always visit with us about one or two times every year and he would watch our practices and come to a game or two. Coach Mulkey would always introduce him to us and give him an opportunity to talk to us after practice. I just remember when I was at my lowest point in my career, he gave me this huge compliment and it really picked my spirits back up and made me realize that even somebody like him believed in me and my abilities. He probably doesn't even realize how that made me feel, especially during that time of my life, but it really did impact me in a big way.
What advice would you give to young athletes?
Compiled by Tiffany Troyer
My advice would be to stay focused, work hard and to never give up on your dreams. There have been so many times when I just wanted to give up, but if you stick with it there is always light at the end of the tunnel.