Leading up to the 2008-09 ETSU women's basketball season, the ETSU media relations office, with help from graduate assistant Lindsay Christensen, will feature player profiles on all 12 of the Lady Buccaneer student-athletes. This new segment allows fans to catch a glimpse of what each player is doing off the court, as the Lady Bucs look to make a run at their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
Sophomore guard Sabrina Treakle (
LC: Why did you decide to come to ETSU?
ST: I liked the team and the coaches, and I needed to get away from home. I love my home town, but it was important that I left for awhile.
LC: What is the best part about living in
ST: The people here are really nice, especially the athletes. Sometimes you have to make your own fun here, but it is a good place to go to school.
LC: What are you focusing on academically?
ST: My major is criminal justice. I'm not positive what I'll do with it yet, but hopefully I'll end up as a probation officer, or with the FBI. I'm taking forensic science right now, and social problems, both of which are for my major. I like these classes, and am sure they will help me when I finish school.
LC: What are your expectations for this year's team?
ST: Probably the same as all of the players - which is win the championship again and go farther in the NCAA tournament. I think we have a good shot at doing that.
LC: And what are your expectations for yourself?
ST: I'm hoping to earn more playing time this year and to contribute to the team as much as possible.
LC: What are you most focused on improving this season?
ST: I think my weaknesses are playing defense and seeing the floor. I will be working to improve both of these, but my main focus will be defense.
LC: What do you do when you aren't playing ball or at school?
ST: I spend a lot of time on my phone - I'm constantly texting. I also like to play video games, sleep, and hang out with my teammates.
LC: Who are your biggest motivators?
ST: My family. They are always there to love and support me. They get me through the rough times. I moved hours away from home, but I still talk to them all the time.
LC: Did you play any sports besides basketball before you got to college?
ST: I played softball in high school (third and short), but basketball always came first. I have always liked soccer, but my school didn't have it, so I wasn't ever able to play.
LC: If you could make one drastic change about yourself, what would it be, and why?
ST: My mouth and my attitude. I can't always control what I say. Anything can come out at any time, and occasionally it gets me in trouble.
LC: If you had to trade lives with one teammate, who would you trade with?
ST: Siarre Evans - She has been through a lot, and we sort of come from the same place. I think she is a lot like me. Plus, she cares about kids, which is important to me.
LC: What do you plan on doing after college?
ST: I'll probably start as a police officer. I'd really like to bring down the bad guys! Eventually I'll become a probation officer or part of the FBI. I'll probably live close to home, in the
Treakle and the Lady Bucs will be in action this weekend, as ETSU heads to
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