Q & A with UMW women’s basketball player Megan Green
BY IBRAHIM DAILY
Megan Green, a senior basketball player for the University of Mary Washington’s women’s basketball team and history major from Burke, Virginia, is off to a great start this year. Playing for the school since her freshman year, and having had an amazing junior year, with an average of 7.3 points per game accompanied by six assists, she is ready to go out with one of the best seasons of her career. With a great group of women by her side, a super positive attitude and a 4- 0 start to her season, she is on the path into making her goals a reality.
Q: Why did you choose UMW?
A: I really wanted to play here, I liked the basketball program plus I came to a bunch of games and a former teammate from my high school, who graduated two years earlier, played here, plus this school has an amazing academic program, so I knew I would get a great education.
Q: How long have you played basketball?
A: Since I was five or six years old, and even though I played a bunch of other sports, but basketball has always stuck around.
Q: What is your relationship with Coach Applebury?
A: We have a good relationship; she’s the best coach I’ve ever had in my entire life. She knows the game, she has helped me mature, and if it wasn’t for her I wouldn’t where I’d be or who I’d be.
Q: Who is your biggest influence in basketball?
A: As of this moment, my teammates are definitely my biggest influence in basketball
Q: Who is your biggest influence outside of basketball?
A: I would say my family. I’ve got a great support system at home, who are the absolute greatest people in my life. My mom, my dad, my brothers, and all my friends from home, who watch the games online and text me about it.
Q: What are your goals moving forward in the season?
A: Definitely number one goal is to get a CAC Championship, but also, getting to the NCAA Tournament and winning it would be awesome.
Q: What has been your favorite game so far in your career?
A: Beating Marymount at the CAC semi-finals last year, especially after them beating us in previous years, it was great to beat them.
Q: When your career is finished, what do you hope to do after basketball?
A: Hopefully coaching, I want to impact someone’s life, the way my previous coaches have impacted mine.
Q: Do you plan to stay active in the basketball community post collegiately?
A: I hope so, I can’t imagine doing anything else.
Q: What are you most excited for in the season?
A: The fact that every day, I get to go out and play the best game in the world, with the best people. This team by far has been the best I’ve seen here, every day they come out hungry, and getting to practice and take the floor at Anderson with this group is life changing.