Jan. 5, 2007
Throughout the season, members of the IU women's basketball team will answer 10 questions for IUHOOSIERS.com. Junior guard Nikki Smith, a native of Sylvania, Ohio, is third on the list.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I would love to have a great job, be married and still be surrounded by all my friends and family.
Finish this sentence - Since coming to Indiana, I've learned:
A lot about what it takes to be successful on and off the basketball court.
Why do you wear the number 4?
When I first came to IU, Kali Kullberg had the number I wore in high school (24). My dad wore number 4 in high school and I had always worn the number 4 in AAU, so I just decided to wear that here at IU.
What do you like best about Coach Jack?
I really like her energy and passion for the game.
Finish this sentence - The teammate I admire most is:
She is the kind of person that is always undersized in the post, but doesn't take crap from anyone. She is the toughest person I have ever played with and an amazing teammate who would do anything for anyone.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My family is very important to me and I have so many memories with them that are special to me that I can't just choose one.
What are your hobbies outside of basketball?
I really enjoy spending time with my friends and my boyfriend. Also, I like to read and go shopping when I have the money!
What are your goals for this year?
I want our team to make it to the NCAA Tournament, and to just go out every night and play with all of our heart and energy.
Something that many people might not know about you is:
I own every season of The Golden Girls on DVD.