Up Close & Personal with Jazzmin Tate

Freshman Jazzmin Tate of Pacolet, South Carolina is up next in our series of Up Close interviews with the Lady Bobcats. Tate played at Broome High School where she pulled down 311 rebounds in a single season. In addition to her role here on the basketball team, she is pursuing a degree in childhood education. Join us as we get to know her.

1. What made you decide to come to Lees-McRae College? I came to play basketball and to get a great education.

2. What are you most looking forward to this season? I am looking forward to having a great season and to winning.

3. In which part of the game does your strength lie? I think my strength lies in my defense and rebounding.

4. What do you do to prepare yourself for a game? I get ready for games by listening to my iPod and just thinking about the game.

5. Who has had the biggest impact on your basketball career? Coach Kim Goode and Coach Chris Bridges have had the biggest impact.

6. What is your favorite part about being a member of the Lady Bobcat basketball team? We are a family and it's a comfortable place to be. You can just be yourself.

7. What personal and team goals have you set for this season? Personally I would like to be more offensively minded. For the team, I would like to see us win conference.

8. What is the biggest mental challenge you face on the court? The biggest challenge I face is shooting and going to the basket.

9. Who has been the biggest role model in your life? How? My mother…She has always been there for me. She is also so independent and keeps herself together.

10. What is your idea of a perfect afternoon? My idea of a perfect afternoon is being with people I love and who love me.

11. If you could try something new today what would you try and why? I would try parachuting from a plane because it is so intense and exciting.

12. Who is your favorite WNBA player and why? Candice Parker is my favorite WNBA player because she has accomplished so much.