Dec. 12, 2006
Throughout the season, members of the IU women's basketball team will answer 10 questions for IUHOOSIERS.com. Sophomore forward Whitney Thomas, a Bloomington native, is first on the list.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
In 10 years, I see myself having a family and hopefully I will be a nurse. I will be living here in Bloomington.
Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?
My family has been the biggest influence in my life. They have made me who I am today. They have pushed me and supported me through everything.
The best thing about Indiana is:
There are so many good people here. Everybody is so willing and will help you when you need it! There is also a great Indiana tradition here that many schools can't say that they have.
Why do you wear the number 11?
I have worn the number 11 since I was little. I have just always worn this number. There isn't a particular reason.
What do you like best about Coach Jack?
Coach Jack came to this team and has given us so much energy and passion for the game. The best thing about her is that she makes us better people not just on the court but off the court as well. She really tries to prepare us for life after college and basketball. She doesn't treat us as just basketball players. We are really lucky to have a coach that cares about everybody as a person and not just a player.
What is your favorite basketball memory?
I have so many!
How would you describe your two years here?
A great learning experience! It has gone by so fast, and these past two years have helped me grow. I have already met some great people and seen some great places. I have gotten to do some amazing things that I would not have had the opportunity to do if I was not here.
What is your favorite childhood memory?
My brother and I made a wooden go-kart when we were little and we used to ride it down our hill. We used to make things all of the time and we would always manage to find something that we could get hurt on!
What are your goals for this year?
To keep on helping this team grow and for the Indiana Women's basketball program to be known. I also want to be apart of the NCAA tournament this year.
Something that many people might not know about you is:
I was a cheerleader when I was younger!