Q-and-A With Lisa Bluder

Jan. 25, 2008

Which celebrity would you want as your partner if you were on Dancing with the Stars?
“I have never seen the show, and I really don’t know many celebrities. The only person I would want to dance with would be Dave Bluder, because we would laugh the whole time.”

What was your favorite moment from the team’s trip to Greece this past summer?
“I really enjoyed sharing the experience with my family, walking among the Temple of Hephaistos in the Ancient Agora and shopping in the Plaka in downtown Athens.”

You played in the first women’s game at Carver-Hawkeye Arena… what do you remember about that experience?
“I remember recalling how big and beautiful the arena was and that Iowa won (I was playing for UNI).”

Where is your favorite place to eat in the Big Ten?
“Any place in Iowa City because I like home games!”

Do you have any hobbies, and/or what do you like to do in your spare time?
“I enjoy walking and reading in the rare spare time that I have.”

Do you have any embarrassing moments on or off the court since you’ve been at Iowa you can share?
“I have this bad habit of stomping my foot. I have broken three or four heels, but who’s counting?”

What technological advancement (i.e. TIVO, HDTV, blackberry, GPS, video iPod, etc.) do you enjoy the most?
“Definitely, DVR! When I am able to watch some television, I LOVE skipping the commercials!”

Who is your favorite baseball team and stadium to watch a game?
“The Chicago Cubs and Wrigley Field!”

What is your favorite board game to play with family and friends?
“Who am I? Sorry, and Wheel of Fortune – all games I love playing with my kids.”

What makes coaching such a rewarding profession?
“Without question the players – seeing them accomplish a goal, seeing a team come together, watching a player grow up and embrace the values that are important to Iowa Women’s Basketball. Seeing them succeed in their post collegiate career and feeling that you possibly had some small part to do with their success.”