Occupation: Professional Basketball Player
Years in the Industry: 3 years in the WNBA
Q: Tell us a bit about your childhood. Where did you grow up? I grew up in South Bend, IN .. I have always been very family and community oriented. I was always active.. Playing some kind of sport.
Q: When did you first know that you wanted to have a career in basketball? I realized that I loved basketball when I was in grammar school. I tried every sport.. And basketball really became a passion. I realized that I could have a career when they formed the WNBA. It was groundbreaking.
Q: What has been the most exciting moment in your career so far? I can never name one moment when there have been so many distinct moments. Moments can be exciting and teachable experiences.. I was excited when I first walked on the court as a WNBA player, starting in the 2014 WNBA All-Star game, participating in two NBA All-Star Weekends, improving my second season and being names Most Improved Player, being named to the First Team…. So many moments in a relatively short amount of time.
Q: Who inspires you as an athlete and as a businesswoman? The fans and my family.. No one could ask for a more supportive and loving family.. And the fans.. I want to be my best self – I’m hoping in staying positive, pushing myself to grow – others take inspiration from my focus.
Q: What advice do you have for aspiring female athletes? DO NOT BELIEVE THEM WHEN THEY SAY, “NO, YOU CAN’T DO THAT.” Don’t ever let anyone limit your dreams.
Q: Can you describe how you were able to juggle academics & basketball while you were in college? It wasn’t fun, the workload was the opposite of fun.. TONS of work but you manage to learn balance in your life. I made sure I set my priorities and stayed the course to achieve my goals.
Q: You stopped the world when you were announced as apart of ROCNATION. Can you share your experiences being apart of a huge dynasty? It’s been a great experience. If I have a dream, idea – they find a way to help bring that vision to life… I’m not a client, I don’t work for them, they don’t work for me.. We’re in this together.
Q: Last question, what is your go to song in the locker room? I can’t name one .. But some go to artists .. Wayne, J. Cole, JAY Z, Kanye, Ross, Big Sean …