Meet the Panthers: Sophomore Brittni Donaldson
Brittni Donaldson is one of four sophomores on the team, but brings experience and leadership to a young Panther squad.
The Sioux City, Iowa native played in 30 games last season, averaging 4.4 points a game and finished the season with 20 assists. She had 12 steals and 44 rebounds and finished fourth on the team in three-point field goals made with 23.
Basketball has always come naturally to Donaldson, who started playing when she was young. Donaldson played high school ball for Sioux City North High School.
"My dad put a ball in my hands at a young age," Donaldson said. "I just fell in love with it right away."
While there are many aspects of the game of basketball to love, Donaldson's joy for the game comes from helping her teammates.
"I love the team aspect of the game," Donaldson said. "I love the feeling of giving a good pass to a teammate for an easy basket or when I get beat off the dribble and my teammate is there to help and take the charge. If we don't work together, we won't win games."
Donaldson has set several goals for herself this season, but one important goal is to be a noticeable threat to the other team. Along with the rest of the team, she has set goals for the season and is looking forward to its start.
"I'm really looking forward to our three games over Thanksgiving break and also our game against Minnesota because we want revenge," Donaldson said. "We want to beat some of the teams we play in our tough non-conference schedule and make it past the first round of the NCAA tournament."
Getting to know Brittni:
Q: What is your favorite color?
Q: What is your favorite athletic team?
A: Boston Celtics
Q: What is your favorite sport to watch besides basketball?
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Rajon Rando
Q: What is your favorite sport to play besides basketball?
Q: Who is the funniest person on the team?
A: Moran Lonning
Q: What is your favorite movie?
Q: Who is your favorite actor/actress?
A: Will Ferrell
Q: What is your favorite type of music?
A: I like all music. But if I had to choose, I'd say acoustic, alternative or country.
Q: What are the top-five songs on your iPod?
A: 5:19 by Matt Wertz, Let me Love you by Mario, Slow Dancing in a Burning Room by John Mayer, Sunday Morning by Maroon 5 and I'm Movin On by Rascal Flatts.
Q: If an actress would play you in a movie, who would it be?
A: Hillary Swank
Q: What would the theme song to your life be?
A: Meet Virginia by Train
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: I can play the guitar and ukulele and I love to sing.
Q: What is your favorite post-game food?
A: Ice Cream
Q: If you could choose to have dinner with three people, dead or alive, who would they be?
A: Jesus, Neil Armstrong and Michael Jackson
Q: If you won the lottery, what would you do with the money?
A: If someone I knew and loved needed it, I'd give some to them. I would donate some to a breast cancer foundation. If I had money left over, I would then move to the coast and buy a beach house.