Paige Fecske, a rising senior on the women's basketball team, discusses what she is looking forward to most as she enters her final year on the court, as well as what she has learned most from head coach DeLisha Milton-Jones:
Q: How was your first year under coach DeLisha Milton-Jones?
A: The first season with Coach DeLisha was a huge growing year for everyone. It had many great moments for us as a team where we won games no one thought we could. She pushed us to be better every single day. I think this upcoming season is going to be one to remember. And there is no better person to learn from than Coach DeLisha. She has been through everything we have and more. We are a lucky group of gals.
Q: What are your plans for the summer both on and off the court?
A: My plans for the summer on the court are to leave it all out there because I have one more season and do not want to have any regrets at the end. Off the court I am doing yoga sculpt teacher training along with extensions and power yoga teacher training! Also, doing lots of yoga!
Q: What are you most excited about for this upcoming season?
A: I am most excited to just leave it all out on the court and end my college basketball career in the best way.
Q: What was your favorite moment of this past season?
A: My favorite moment from last season was when we beat Santa Clara at the tournament. It was a full team effort and no one on earth besides us thought we were going to win that game and we did. I live for that.
Q: What has been you biggest accomplishment thus far throughout your time at Pepperdine?
A: My biggest accomplishment throughout my time at Pepperdine was when I scored 37 points against LMU with a facemask on. Something about that mask ... it has super powers!
Q: What is your favorite part about being a student-athlete?
A: My favorite part about being a student-athlete is getting to meet so many amazing people. And the travel is pretty amazing. We went to Alaska my freshman year!
Q: What are your goals for the upcoming season?
A: My goals for the upcoming season are to have fun. Basketball can sometimes get too serious or too competitive. At the end of the game it is a game that we all love to play. So I just want to enjoy this last season and make it the best one yet. Winning is always nice too.
Q: What is your favorite pre-game ritual?
A: My favorite pre-game ritual is definitely jamming out to my favorite songs while I shoot. It helps me get a song in my head for during the game, which I sing while I run around the court! Ha!