Get to Know Your Hawkeyes: Hailey Schneden


Dec. 15, 2014


Q: What is it like working with coach Bluder and the Iowa coaching staff?
It’s awesome. They all have so much knowledge about basketball, and they’re amazing to work with and learn from.

Q: Who was the key factor in the recruitment process that led you to Iowa?
I was actually going to come to school here no matter what because I’m from Iowa. My brother was a manager at the time, and with the help of the coaches I was invited to a practice. I worked out with the team and they asked me if I liked it, if I’d be interested in walking on, so I did and I love it.


Q: Going back to that process, is there any specific moment that jumps out that you knew you wanted to be a Hawkeye?
Interacting with the girls from that scrimmage. They were all so nice, sweet, and energetic. They were all awesome and I loved them.

Q: What facet of your game has improved the most since last spring?
I’ve been working on my rebounding a lot. That’s something that coach Bluder and the coaching staff have been focusing on. It’s something we’ve all worked on as a team.

Q: Team goals for 2014-15?
We want to make the NCAA Tournament and make a run in the postseason. We have different goals on a short term basis within practices and weeks as well. Individually, I want to help teammates improve and help the team out as much as possible.

Q: Is there any significance to the jersey number you wear?
I was No. 40 in high school and when I got here it was available. My brother ended up picking it out for me.

Q: What did you do with your free time this summer?
I took some naps. I don’t nap a lot, but in the summer I’m usually able to. I also laid out in the sun a lot with my friends in the driveway. I like to hang out with friends and teammates.

Q: Who is the most influential person in your life?
My parents; they’re extremely supportive and I’m really close with both of them.

Q: What is your first basketball memory as a child?
I remember being the only girl on one of my teams in either first or second grade.

Q: What did you want to be as a kid growing up?
I wanted to be a pediatrician.

Q: What is one word that describes you?

Q: Favorite Candy?

Q: Last movie you saw in theaters?
If I Stay

Q: What is your favorite place to eat in Iowa City and what do you order?
I really like Noodles & Company. I either order the pad thai or penne rosa.

Q: Where do you spend of your free time?
In my room watching YouTube videos. I watch a lot of beauty videos and clothing videos.

Q: What is your favorite home-cooked meal when you go back home?
Brussel sprouts

Q: Greatest memory as a Hawkeye?
When coach Bluder told me I had earned a scholarship. The team was so excited for me and it’s a memory I will never forget.

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