UNIVERSITY CENTER, MI – Next up for the Women's Basketball "Get to Know" segment is freshman guard, Abby Schlicher. A native of Lewiston, MI, Abby came to the Cardinals with an unbelievable work ethic and desire to improve. She contributed in 17 games this season and established herself as an offensive threat when on the floor for SVSU.
Below are a few comments from Head Coach, Jamie Pewinski, about Abby Schlicher:
"Abby joined our program in early September and was able to hit the ground running with our system. If you were to ask any of her teammates, they'd tell you that Abby has a great willingness to get better and works extremely hard with anything that is asked of her. She has become a valuable member of the SVSU Women's Basketball program and we're very lucky to have her.
She was one of our nine student-athletes that were honored at the SVSU Student-Athlete Academic Banquet in February and represents our team with high class in the university community. Abby is a great person who truly cares about her team and coaches. We are so excited to see what lies ahead for her."
NAME: Abby Schlicher
HOMETOWN / HIGH SCHOOL: Lewiston, MI / Johannesburg-Lewiston
JERSEY #: 11
Here's what Abby had to say about the 2013-14 season and her WBB teammates:
In the first part of the season it was a big adjustment for me. The pace is much quicker at the college level. However, towards the end of the season I really started to settle in and get comfortable. I can't wait for next year to see what it brings. We have so much talent on our team and we're only going to get better. I am so lucky to be able to be on a team with such a great group of girls. They really made my freshman year enjoyable, and I can't wait to spend the rest of my career with them!
What is your favorite part of SVSU's campus?
The Ryder Center…it helps me get away from my schoolwork and I can focus on basketball
If you could meet one person in your lifetime, who would it be?
My Grandma Schlicher…I never got the chance to meet her before she passed away
Who is the best singer on the team?
I'd have to say Emily and Gracie have a pretty great duet
What is your favorite movie?
I have too many…it just depends what kind of mood I'm in
What is your favorite food?
I love Ice cream…I could eat it every day!!!
What is the best part about road trips with the WBB team?
Getting to know my teammates and playing catchphrase on the bus!
Who is your greatest inspiration and why?
My mom is my greatest inspiration. She has been through so much and yet continues to be positive. She is a strong individual and a very hard worker. She really inspires me to be the best person I can be.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I enjoy hanging out with my friends
What is your career ambition?
I plan on becoming a physician's assistant
Stay tuned to svsucardinals.com so you can "Get to Know" the next member of the Women's Basketball team in April.