Q-and-A with Johanna Solverson

Nov. 3, 2005

hawkeyesports.com visited recently with senior forward Johanna Solverson from Lake Zurich, IL. Here’s a piece of that conversation.

What technological advancement (i.e. cell phone, ipod, dvd player, TV, etc.) would you not be able to live without and why?
“My cell phone. I carry it around with me everywhere… I would be lost without it; and probably would be late to practice everyday because it is my alarm clock too.”

What’s the worst part about suffering a serious injury?
“I would say doing the rehab is the hardest part. Doing things that are really easy just seem to be so hard to do now. Also, it’s tough sitting and watching practice everyday wishing I was out there helping my teammates, instead of doing it from the bench.”

What was your favorite kind of Halloween candy?
“Last year I bought a bag of `Take 5′ bars and ate the entire bag myself… so I would have to say those.”

If you could compete on any game show (past or present), which would it be and why?
“I would have to say `The Price Is Right’. I’ve always wanted to be on the show and play `Plinko’.”

Which game at Iowa is you’re most memorable?
“The Wisconsin game my sophomore year. We were down eight points with 39 seconds left in regulation and we came back and ultimately won in overtime. Most people thought the game was over, so it was made it more exiting when we came home and said we won.”

Who makes you laugh the most on the team and why?
“That’s really hard because everyone on the team has their moments, but I would have to say Tiffany can always get a smile on my face with her storytelling.”

What was your favorite movie that you saw in the theater this past summer and why?
“Wedding Crashers, hands down, because I saw it with my mom and even she used the phrase that she `was in the isle rolling’.”

What is your most embarrassing moment during your collegiate career?
“I took out five of Michigan’s players on the court attempting to break its press and the best part was that there were no fouls called.”

What has been the most enjoyable aspect about being a student-athlete at Iowa?
“Being able to meet all the people that I have, and knowing I’m going to walk away from here with all the friendships that I’m made, especially with my teammates.”