Lauren Bruckner Q&A

Oct. 2, 2003

When did you start playing volleyball?
“When I was in fifth grade.”

What’s your most embarrassing moment?
“Getting hit in the face on several occasions.”

How do you want to be remembered when your career is over?
“Hard-working with a never die attitude.”

Describe yourself on and off the court.
“On the court I’m pretty energetic and fast-paced. Off the court I’m outgoing and fast-paced.”

Bruckner set a career high with nine digs against Austin Peay.

What do you do in your spare time?
“I don’t have much of a choice on how I like to spend my time. It’s either playing volleyball, eating,sleeping or studying.”

What attracted you to the University of Iowa?
“The atmosphere of the city and the girls on the team.”

What’s the best and toughest part of being a student athlete?
“The best part of being a student-athlete is the level of competition that very few people get to experience and the people you befriend. The worst part is finding the time to get everything necessary accomplished.”

What surprised you the most about Iowa?
“How it seems like such a huge place but once you are here for a while, you start to realize that it’s not that big at all.”

What is your worst fear?
“Well, for my mom’s sake, I would have to say getting caught doing something I’m not supposed to be doing.”

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
“Just do it. My dad was saying that long before Nike ever came up with it.”

What is something few people know about you?
“I’m really, really, really good at color Gameboy Tetris.”

If you had three wishes, what would you wish for?
“I would wish for my present family and future family to be happy and healthy. I would want endless money so I could stay home with my family. I would also want to get A’s in the rest of my classes with minimal work.”

If you could guest star on any tv show what would it be?
“The Sopranos.”

The Bruckner File
Full Name: Lauren Kathleen Bruckner
Nickname: Laur, Lo Lo, Chicago
Major: pre-business
Parents Names: Jim and Kathy
Birthday: March 25, 1984
Siblings(Ages): Matt (21) and Cliff (22)

Favorite food: salad, cereal
Restaurant: Saban’s
Book: The Questions Book
Movie: Jerry McGuire
TV show: Sopranos and Friends