Women's Basketball

    Get to Know Indiana Junior Hope Elam and Freshman Aulani Sinclair

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman forward Aulani Sinclair
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman forward Aulani Sinclair
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 14, 2009

    Click here to watch a video interview of Hope Elam and Aulani Sinclair.

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IUHoosiers.com sat down with junior Hope Elam and freshman Aulani Sinclair for a question and answer session. The Hoosiers open the season on Friday, Oct. 16 with Hoosier Hysteria in Assembly Hall. Both the women's and men's basketball teams will hold an autograph session (no outside items will be signed) at 6:30 p.m. ET, with the women's team taking the floor at 7:45 p.m. and the men following at 8:30 p.m.

    Get to Know Hope Elam
    Why did you choose Indiana?

    A: I chose Indiana for various reasons. I loved the coaching staff and how they expressed interest in me more than just a basketball player, but as young woman. I love the school and its great academic reputation. I also loved the idea of competing in one of the top women's basketball conferences and the opportunity to make an impact on this team. Coach Jack is doing something special here and I wanted to be a part of it. This was a good fit for me.

    What kind of legacy do you wish to leave behind at IU?

    A: I want to leave a legacy of achieving success on the court, in the classroom, and in the community.

    What is your greatest sports memory?

    A: My greatest memory would definitely be making the national tournament this past season at Vincennes.

    Do you have any pre-game rituals and what are they?

    A: I listen to my iPod and always make sure to pray.

    Get to Know Aulani Sinclair
    Why did you choose Indiana?

     

     

    A: Indiana fit all the matches I was looking for in a Division I, Big Ten college. The coaches and players are great and are very family oriented. Indiana is a great academic school. It is close to home, so my family can come and watch me play.

    Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

    A: The biggest influence in my life is my family, because they are always there for me in everything I do.

    What kind of legacy do you wish to leave behind at IU?

    A: The kind of legacy that I want to leave at IU is to become the best person and player I can be, while raising championship banners!!

    What is your greatest sports memory?

    A: My greatest sports memory was when my high school team won our big rival game against Monrovia my freshman and sophomore seasons.


       

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