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TEN QUESTIONS WITH SHARRI ROHDE
UMBC junior Sharri Rohde answers 10 questions.
5-11, Junior, Forward
Sharri Rohde: I came on my visit and I really liked the campus. It was nice and had a comfortable feel. I really liked the coaching staff because they made me feel at home and the girls made me feel like I was already a part of the team.
Q: Youíre not the only member of the team that is from the Hoosier state. How nice is it to have two other players on your team from your home state of
SR: It is really nice because it is easy to bond with them. I already knew (Kristin) Drabyn from before because we played on the same team and it was just easy to have friends right away. It is also nice to have someone to travel with when you go home and to have a buddy to ride eight or nine hours with when you drive home. All three of us have little
Q: Are you excited about heading home to play two games right before Christmas in front of family and friends?
SR: Yes, very excited. All of my friends and family who havenít been able to see me play yet are going to be able to see me play. Some of my family that canít travel out this far because they donít have time to take off from work and my close friends will be able to see me and my team and see how good we are gong to be this year so it is exciting.
Q: You are working on a minor in Pre-Nursing. Is that the type of profession you are looking to go into one day?
SR: Hopefully I will be going to nursing school when I graduate. That is what I had played on when I first came here. I want to be a nurse or dab with coaching a little bit. They are kind of totally different though.
Q: Just last week you hit a three-point shot to end the first half against
SR: I kind of threw it up and at first I thought it was going to hit the top of the shot clock but after it was half way there and I saw the ball swirling I knew it was going in. When it went in it was like a different feeling that I have never felt in a basketball game. It was just complete shock and I turned around and everybody was jumping up and down. I was smiling and it was just exciting.
Q: With your team off to a 3-1 start, how has the season been so far for you and the team?
SR: It has been great. It is really nice to have 13 people on the team who can come in at anytime and knowing that if you are not having a good night someone else can fill your shoes.
Q: What is the best thing about UMBC?
SR: The best thing about UMBC is everybody is pretty tight. The athletes around here support each other pretty well. That is the best thing about it because you know the other athletes are going to be supportive of you.
Q: Being a native of
SR: Corn, any type of corn. It is just better out there. Itís everywhere and itís what
Q: How has your role changed since you were a freshman at UMBC?
SR: Iíve taken more of a leadership role. Freshman year was kind of like come in, play hard and learn all this stuff. Now it is concentrating on keeping the team together when they are in rough spots and keeping spirits up and making sure everyone is in the right spots.
Q: What can we expect out of UMBC Womenís Basketball this year?
SR: Definitely a winning season and lotís of surprises. Great surprises!