Ten Questions With Wendy Ausdemore

Nov. 17, 2006

Do you have any phobias, if so which one(s)?
“I would say arachnophobia- especially when a spider is on the ceiling, I hate having to reach up to kill it because I think it is going to fall down on me. And when I am at home and there is a spider in my room I make my mom come upstairs and kill it for me.”

You’re from a small Iowa town, what is there to do for fun?
“Riding 4-wheelers, swimming in ponds, camping, cookouts, going to movies and out to eat, hanging out at friends’ houses.”

What are your hobbies?
“Sports, listening to music, hanging out with friends, laughing, and scrap booking.”

Who’s the best Hearts player on the team or support staff?
“I have to go with Matt Weitzel on this one, but Brent Balbinot is a very close second. I have to give myself a little credit, though, because I thought I learned quickly, and they better be ready for my skills to come out this year on the plane rides.”

Do you have any pre-game rituals, and if so what are they?
“I always put my right ankle brace and shoe on first. I also chew a piece of gum and spit it out right before I go out to warm up.”

What aspect of your game do you feel improved the most from last year?
“The quickness of my 3 point shot.”

What’s your favorite memory from your freshman season?
“Going crazy in the locker room with everyone when we found out that we made the NCAA tournament.”

What are you looking forward to the most in the team’s trip to Greece next August?
“Just traveling overseas for the first time, all the site seeing, and spending time with the team.”

If you could compete on any game show (past or present), which would it be and why?
“Cash Cab because I love watching that TV show and the people win quite a bit of money in a short amount of time.”

When you were little, who did you pretend to be and why?
“When I was little I would say I just pretended to be like my brother. I followed him everywhere he went, and I even looked like a boy with my short, bowl cut hair….yeah I was rocking it hard!! “