Sara Laudano, Women's Basketball, Senior, North Haven Conn.
1. What’s your favorite food from the Dining Commons?
I would have to say that my favorite food from the dining commons is Chicken Parm or making an omelet in the morning.
2. What did you carve in your pumpkin this year for Pumpkinfest?
I actually did not carve a pumpkin this year but last year a few of the girls from the team carved a pumpkin that said “KSC B-Ball”.
3. What’s the best part about living in the Dorms?
One of the best parts about living in the dorms is meeting new people. Another great part of living in the dorms would be having the responsibility of being away from home and growing as a young adult.
4. What’s your favorite intramural sport to play and why?
I was never able to play an intramural sport but after the basketball season is finished, the other seniors and I are going to get a team together and play in the dodgeball tournament. We are pretty excited and really want to receive a t-shirt that says “intramural champions”.
5. What is the most challenging part about not living with your parents?
The most challenging part about not living with my parents was making sure I would wake up to my alarm for my 8 am classes’ freshmen year. I relied on my parent s to make sure I was awake in high school. I was able to adjust to this with time and a 3 mile run with Coach Boucher after being late to an 8 am class.
6. Where’s your favorite place to eat in Keene and why?
My favorite place to eat in Keene is Athens Pizza. They have the most amazing grinders and the employees that works there are very friendly.
7. What’s your most embarrassing moment as an athlete?
My most embarrassing moment as an athlete would be when we had a team lift with Sarah Testo during the preseason my junior year. I was squatting one of my heaviest weights and started to fall with the bar still on my back. Sarah was the first person to notice that I was falling and came running to me and basically lifted myself and the bar back up to the bar rack before I hit the ground. The worst part was that Sarah was pregnant at the time and should not have done anything like that!
8. What’s does the phrase student athlete mean to you?
The phrase student athlete means that any athlete takes great pride in their academics and is held to a higher standard to perform well academically. We need to represent Keene State College to the best of our ability on and off the athletic court or field. Much of our time is taken up by athletics but our first priority is academics and maintaining a good GPA.
9. Where do you see yourself after your time here at Keene State?
After my time here at Keene State, I plan on applying for physical education positions in New Hampshire along with my home state, Connecticut. Eventually, I will attend graduate school hopefully having the opportunity to be a graduate assistant for the basketball team at the college I am attending.