Women's Basketball

Up Close & Personal with Nicole Jackson

Today we begin a series of Up Close & Personal interviews with the Lees-McRae women's basketball team. First up for the Lady Bobcats is freshman Nicole Jackson. The 5'5 guard from Ameila, Virginia was named James River District Player of the Year her senior season as well as being selected to All Region and All State teams. Join us as we get to know her better.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae College? I came because of the small campus and the coaches.

2. What are you most looking forward to this season? I am looking forward to winning the conference title as a team.

3. In which part of the game does your strength lie? My strength lies in getting my team involved.

4. What do you do to prepare yourself for a game? I pray and listen to music.

5. Who has had the biggest impact on your basketball career? My mom

6. What is your favorite part about being a member of the Lady Bobcat basketball team? My favorite part of being a member of the team is my teammates.

7. What personal and team goals have you set for this season? Personally, I want to keep from turning the ball over. The team goal is to win more games than last year.

8. What is the biggest mental challenge you face on the court? I would say knowing when to pass and when not to pass.

9. Who has been the biggest role model in your life? How? My mom…She has raised two kids alone.

10. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon? My perfect afternoon would include hanging out with the team, eating, sleeping and hooping.

11. If you could try something new today what would you try and why? I would play the drums because I've always wanted to do that.

12. Who is your favorite WNBA player and why? Shannon Bobbit is my favorite player because she has the best crossover. She is also shorter than me and proved that anyone can make it.