Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday
Q&A with Newcomer Taylor Dalrymple
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: October 11, 2010
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Oct. 11, 2010

TUCSON - Meet Wildcat women's basketball newcomer Taylor Dalrymple!

Junior Taylor Dalrymple played her first two seasons of collegiate basketball at Gulf Coast Community College in Panama City, Fla. She was a key member of the Commodores team that posted a 32-1 record and captured the 2010 NJCAA National Championship, as well as the FCCAA/Region 8 and Panhandle Conference crowns. She averaged 6.7 points and 6.2 rebounds while shooting 45.6 percent from the field to go along with 1.7 assists. She was chosen honorable mention All-NJCAA and All-Panhandle Conference as a sophomore.

She was a four-year letterwinner at Collins Hill High School and a member of 2006-07 team that posted a perfect 31-0 record that included Georgia 7-5A state championship and a national championship with the Screaming Eagles. She was a two-time all-conference pick while also being named team captain.

Q: What is the biggest adjustment from high school life to college life?

A: Being independent.

Q: Who is the person or people that have made the biggest impact on your playing career?

A: My mother, Marsha Lewis, and my coaches at all levels.

Q: What's one thing your family wouldn't let you leave home without?

A: Pictures of my family and friends.

Q: Is there anything that has surprised you about the campus, city or athletic program?

A: The campus is really big and it's takes time to learn your way around.

Q: Is there a player you model your game after? Professional or collegiate?

A: My father but I can shoot better. (College of Charleston head coach) Bobby Cremins said so.

Q: What are your career aspirations post-basketball?

A: I want to be a basketball coach.

Q: Is there a song or artist you listen to pre-game to get pumped up?

A: Lil Jon, "Get Some Crunk in Your System".

Q: What's your favorite home-cooked meal and by whom?

A: My mother's fish tacos.

Q: What's one thing you miss most about your hometown?

A: Knowing where everything is.

Q: What is one thing most people don't know about?

A: I can sing and I love doing hair.

Q: Do you have any pre-game rituals?

A: I like to talk to myself and, if possible, look in my mom's eyes.

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