Oct. 14, 2009
Name: Gwen Rucker
Post-college ambition: Medical School
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: My parents
Biggest thrill in sports: Hitting a three-pointer vs. Rutgers in double overtime last year in Big East tournament
Athlete you most admire: Lance Armstrong
What impresses you most about your coach(es): How much knowledge they have
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Staying mentally focused
Hobbies and outside interests: Playing Wii
Pre-competition superstition: Left shoe on first
Favorite movie(s): Steel Magnolias, Can't Hardly Wait
Favorite TV show(s): The Secret Life of an American Teenager
Favorite musical group/artist: Lauren Hill, Rascal Flatts
Favorite foods: Cheesy pasta; Lasagna
Favorite class: Math-Calculus
Favorite book: Twilight saga
Favorite funny movie quote: "I'm gonna be the first woman in the NBA. No you're not your gonna be my cheerleader." - Love & Basketball
Favorite professional team: Boston Celtics
Favorite sports writer or announcer: Dicky V..."It's awesome baby with a capital A."
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: Flip my eyelids inside out
Person you'd most like to meet: Morris Chestnut
Words that describes you best are: Sarcastic, funny and pleaser
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "This game is a game of inches."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I'm really not that mean and I do care and have emotion.
Why you chose U of L: I liked my teammates and the amazing facilities
Best part of being an athlete: The satisfaction of knowing you are in the best shape of your life...or actually the free gear.
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: Family, adopt a kid in Africa and my life
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport:
When I was in seventh grade I was playing JV basketball and my first summer game ever I forgot my shorts and only had long black biker shorts. I was to nervous and scared to ask for shorts so I went out and warmed up in biker shorts at a basketball game until an older girl gave me some shorts.
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: LSU, Mall of America in Minnesota
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Spring