When did you first start playing basketball and what made you want to play?
Tia Dawson (Sophomore): I first started playing basketball in 3rd grade. My older brother was into Michael Jordan so my parents bought him a mini Michael Jordan basketball hoop that I would play on a lot. My parents noticed this and put me on a team. I haven't stopped since.
Faziah Steen (Senior): I started playing when I was five. My stepdad played college basketball in the Mid American Conference and came from a basketball/sports family so he got me going pretty early.
Abbey Schmitt (Sophomore): I started playing basketball when I was in first grade. My dad, who played basketball at Princeton, signed me up for a local kids' league to introduce me to the sport.
Kamala Thompson (Sophomore): I've played as long as I can remember! I grew up with three older brothers and they introduced it to me.
Milica Toskovic (Sophomore): I have been playing for as long as I can remember. All my brothers played it before me. It was always something we did together so it seemed right for me to play as well.
Nicola Zimmer (Junior): I started playing when I was five. My parents said I just took to it at a young age.
Eve Zelinger (Junior): I started playing basketball in second grade, when I moved from Washington D.C. to California. I'm pretty sure my mom signed me up because soccer was over and she needed some activity for me to release my energy. I was tall so that helped (I could miss and get my own rebound several times:) but I remember loving it and haven't stopped playing since.