Jan. 30, 2008
Katie Calderwood, a 6-foot-0 forward from Broomfield, Colo., played prep basketball for Broomfield High, where she started every game as a freshman and helped her team earn a conference title. Calderwood has played in all 20 of the Cougars' contests this season, starting 15. The freshman is third on the team in rebounds (82) and 3-point field goals made (16), as well as second on the squad in steals (17).
What is the hardest thing about playing Division I basketball?
"Part of it will be playing each team twice even though that is one of the best things about it. It's going to be difficult because they know our plays and we know theirs. Other than that, the competition is really hard. The step up from high school is quite a bit different."
What is your favorite part of game day?
"The start of the game is probably my favorite part. Pre-game we all get together and listen to music, make each other laugh and then we get out there. I really like the tip-off and starting strong."
What is your major and what would be your dream job?
"My major is either going to be international business or pre-med. My dream job would be to be an architect, but that's not going to happen so it would probably have to be a doctor."
What is your favorite moment of the 2007-08 season so far?
"So many of coach Mike's comments have made me laugh. Anything that has come out of his mouth that has made us laugh is probably my favorite."
Do you have any superstitions or pre-game rituals?
"I will once we get a Jamba Juice here. That's going to be my pre-game ritual."