2004 AIS graduate Hanna Zavecz has been in the States since August 26th, leaving home just five days after her 19th birthday, and is enjoying the college life at the Univeristy of Wyoming. She was named the 2004 Big V Youth Player of the Year and in to the Big V All-Star 5 team for her efforts in the ABL before heading to college. Hanna found time between studies and basketball to answer a few questions with us.
(ourWNBL was a fan site run by Shawn and Misch back in 2004)
First off, how have you been?
Yeah it has finally! The first couple of weeeks were a blur and then we had finals, so we've finally got time to relax and let everything sink in.
Who has been the biggest inspiration to you as a player and person?
I don't have one in particular, my family and friends are always supportive and believe in me, that gives me confidence and inspires me to do well and make the most of my opportunities.
Why did you choose the University of Wyoming?
The quality of the people and the program, I knew I was going to be looked after and enjoy myself.
What is the biggest cultural difference between home and the states?
The food, everything is full of fat and very tempting.
If you could have one thing from home in Australia that you forgot to bring to the US, what would it be?
My family and dog - Bonnie.
How do you find Joe Legerski as your new coach?
He's great, he is very knowledgeable about the game and the way in which he teaches it is fun, he challenges me everyday.
What sport have you been following back home?
What CD is in your stereo right now?
Stone Temple Pilots
What are your goals for your first season at college and do you have any predictions as to how the team will fare?
I just want to make the most of the court time I get. Our team is ranked pretty low in the conference, but I think we can surprise a few people.
Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
Not really, but I worry if I'm not nervous before a game.
Who's the biggest trash talker you've played against?
I don't have one, I've been trash talked once and that was in under 14's.
Honestly, what do you think of the Wyoming colours?
Hehe they're fine.
If you couldn't play basketball, what would you be doing?
Travelling and working overseas.
What has been the most exciting highlight of your basketball career?
Right now in college.
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