Jan. 23, 2008
Alexa Price, a 5-foot-8 guard from Culver City, Calif., played for Los Angeles High School. Price has made 26-of-70 attempts from the 3-point line in her second season as a Cougar, ranking seventh in the Pacific-10 Conference in 3-point field goal percentage and ninth in 3-point field goals made. Price has led the team in scoring three times this season, most recently in the 18th game at Oregon.
What is the hardest thing about playing Division I basketball?
"Getting to know the system. Coming from high school, you're probably the best player on your team and you get to freelance. Coming to college you have to learn a certain system and you've got to run it right and execute."
What major differences in team and/or personal play do you see between last season and this season?
"It's more positive, the team is willing to learn more and it's just more fun."
What is your major, and other than being a professional basketball player, what would be your dream job?
"My major right now is human development and my dream job is to be a college coach."
What is your favorite moment of the 2007-08 season so far?
"My favorite moment with the team would be the USC game, because I think we played really hard, gave it our all and just had fun together. We didn't think about anything."
Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?
"I usually get to the gym about two hours before the game. I just like to have my headphones in, relax and think about what I'm going to do."