March 10, 2006
Led by junior Alicia Gladden, the
Q: Is there any speculation about where the team may be picked to play in the NCAA Tournament?
A: There’s been some speculation that we may play in
Q: How has practice been this week?
A: Practice has been good. Our first day back, we went like almost three hours but we’ve been shortening it up with each day. Because we are on spring break, we have more time to prepare since we don’t have classes to worry about, so we’re focusing more on the game. It is a good time for us.
Q: Who has been the biggest surprise on the team this season?
A: Probably Britany (Miller). The last few games, she’s really stepped up especially in the ACC, she really gave us that post presence that we didn’t have last year. And just her continued hard work, going into the NCAA, is really going to help us.
Q: What does it mean to you to be named to the ACC All-Defensive team for two straight seasons?
A: It’s an honor. Having that title and getting my name in the record books is something I am trying to do because it all starts with defense. Coach White has really instilled in me that defense and rebounding wins games so if I do good playing defense, then my offense will come.
Q: How have you improved as a teammate and has your role on the team changed?
A: My role has changed a little bit as I am more of a go-to player this year than I was last year but mostly I am just trying to be a leader for next year and learn from the seniors so I know what to do next year.
Q: What has been your favorite game this season?
A: My favorite game…that’s hard. Probably the
Q: Your parents come to every game. What does that mean to you?
A: I’m used to it because they always came to all of my high school and AAU games. Just having the opportunity for them to come and watch me now is a really good thing to have.
Q: How much does having a scholarship mean to you?
A: It means a lot because they are paying for everything. All you have to do is come in and work hard and your school, your books and your housing gets paid for. Just having that opportunity is a real honor.
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Q: What do you like best about Coach Sue?
A: Her love for the game and how she makes practice fun and not so routine and serious. She has a lot of energy.