Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
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Workman Reveling in Experience
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: January 30, 2014

Game 21

Oregon State @ Arizona

Sunday, Feb. 2


Television: Live on the Pac-12 Networks, Ann Schatz and Ann Meyers Drysdale on the call

Radio: KTUC AM 1400 (Derrick Palmer and Lisa Salgado)

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TUCSON, Ariz. – Forward Breanna Workman has started 18 games and played in all 19 for a total of 416 minutes so far in her freshman season. She averages 6.3 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game.

But besides playing time, Workman values all of the lessons she has learned on and off the court in her first year as a Wildcat. The following are the most important things she has learned so far:

1.     I have learned to keep pushing. We are not where we want to be in conference, but I’ve learned to keep believing in yourself and to never give up.

2.     Off the court, time management is really important. As far as school and basketball go, our schedule is pretty rigorous. Having good time management skills is really important so you can get everything done.

3.     Coming out of high school, I thought it was going to be a little harder to keep up with everything, but we have so many people helping us and so much support. It makes it easier on us when we have tutors and study hall times, so we actually have time to get everything done. That way, we can put up extra shots in the gym. There is an elevated level of intensity that you have to keep up with.

4.     In high school, I was pushed pretty hard and I had a good coach. Coming here, I knew I was going to get pushed harder and have even better relationships with the coaches. You have to have a balance of being able to take criticism and building personal relationships outside of the game.

5.     You really have to be mentally tough. A lot of it is the ability to take criticism. To get better, you have to be able to take criticism. You also have to know that the coaches are always here for us to get better.

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