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Bear Facts: Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

Melissa Jones

Dec. 9, 2008


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Melissa Jones
Women's Basketball
Sophomore

When did you start playing your sport?
6-years-old

Who has had the greatest impact on your career?
God

Favorite sport other than your own?
Volleyball

What is your nickname on the team and why?
MJ because they are my initials

After meeting Coach Mulkey, what was your first thought?
It was both inspirational and intense at the same time

If you could play a different position, what would it be?
Point Guard

Do you have a pre-game ritual, if so what is it?
I say a prayer

Who are your favorite Sports Heroes?
Jackie Robinson

What is the highlight of your sports career?
Just being able to play at Baylor

What opposing schools do you most look forward to competing against?
Texas A&M in College Station

What is one thing coach always tells you?
How good do you want to be?

What is your favorite team road trip?
New York

Who is your biggest fan?
My Mom

Why did you choose to attend Baylor?
After I came down on a visit [to Baylor] I just fell in love with all of the coaches and players. Everyone was just down to earth and I just loved it.

What's the most important thing you've learned as a Baylor athlete?
Everything can get really tough, but you need to keep on going no matter how hard things get.

Who is your all-time favorite Baylor athlete?
Michael Johnson

What single thing will you most miss about Baylor when you leave?
The atmosphere and the fact that you wont be able to play college [basketball] ever again

As a role model to young athletes, what advice can you give?
Never Quit

What are three words that describe you?
Down to Earth

What song is stuck in your head right now?
Breath in by Earth Wind and Fire

What is your favorite T.V. show?
The Simpsons

Name one thing you can't go a week without.
My cell phone

What is your dream job?
Work at Sea World

Best non-athletic talent?
Cooking

Favorite musical artist?
Brad Paisley

Biggest fear?
Dying

Least favorite food?
Cheese Cake

Worst movie you've seen?
The Royal Tenabons

Movies or TV?
Movies

MTV or ESPN?
Both

Inflatable Judge or Bruiser?
Bruiser

Daytime or Nighttime?
Nighttime

Penland or Memorial?
Penland

Compiled by Austin Staton, Media Relations Student Assistant


 

 

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