Q-and-A with Lindsey Nyenhuis

Jan. 9, 2006

What is something few people know about you?
“Though I joke around about it all the time, few people understand that I really do have an undying desire to be a back up dancer for Usher. I’m usually not one to brag, but I have to admit, I have a few moves up my sleeves.”

How difficult was it starting your freshmen season injured?
“Being a freshman is a challenge in itself. You are learning new things everyday and it can be hard keeping up. Being injured has definitely been a setback for me. There were a lot of new things that were put into practice during the weeks that I was out, so I came back a step behind everyone else. Thanks to the help from my teammates however, I am starting to get back into the flow of things, and I can’t wait to see the floor.”

Who do you think is the better singer, you or Tiff?
“Truth be told, I can’t sing. The real competition would have to be between Lindsay Richards and Tiff. Though I can’t say that I have ever heard Tiff actually sing seriously, I can say that I have heard Louie sing, and that girl can hold a tune!”

Is there any significance to your uniform number?
“My favorite WNBA player was Rebecca Lobo, and she wore #50. But the real icing on the cake was this incredibly gorgeous boy who wore #50 on my high school’s varsity when I was in fifth grade. It’s funny because he knew that I had a crush on him, but it wasn’t until last fall that he found out that he was the reason for my number.”

What was your first job as a kid? Did you like it?
“My first job as a kid was cutting the grass. Did I enjoy it? You better believe it! There I was, a little third grader going back and forth creating perfectly straight lines in the grass with my dad’s John Deere. It was great.”

How good a golfer are you? Would anyone on this team stand a chance against you?
“To me Golf is more of an opportunity to spend time with my family on the course reciting lines from Happy Gilmore. I tend to laugh and goof around more than I actually concentrate on hitting the ball, but I will admit that I am actually pretty good. As for the rest of my teammates; they can’t handle me.”

Do you have a song playing when your cell phone rings?
“My current cell phone ring is Michael Jackson’s `Black or White.’ I really don’t know why I paid the $2.99 to download it as a ring tone, but so far it has been a great little jingle to get me smiling throughout the day.”