Student-Athlete Spotlight: Mikkah Rogers
Rogers wants to make an impact for the lady Tigers as they head down the home stretch.By JOSH HAMLIN
What age did you start playing basketball? Was it always the sport that you loved the most?
-I started playing basketball in kindergarten for our spring league team and I haven’t stopped playing since. Basketball is by far my favorite sport; it’s what I am passionate about.
What are your favorite hobbies to do outside of playing basketball?
-I like to read and hang out with my friends. I also work over the summer.
What is one thing that someone on campus might not know about you?
-That I have a twin brother, Devin, who also attends Georgetown.
What is your favorite class here at Georgetown? Why?
-Right now I really enjoy my Seminar on Vocation class, there are only four people in the class, but it’s a great atmosphere to get together and discuss God and what our callings in life are.
Who wins in a game of one-on-one of basketball, you or your twin brother Devin?
Who is the funniest person on the girls’ basketball team?
-Probably Devon Golden, with her random blessings and movie quotes.
Who has the best nickname on the team? Why?
-Either Emily Drees or Jayme Gilbert. Emily is unofficially called “ED” by our assistant coach and it has become a continual joke on scouting reports. Jayme is called “Cledus” by Ausha quite a bit, but we take every chance we can get to make fun of her license plate that reads “Skooly” which is her nickname from high school.
What has been your impression on how the season has gone as it starts to wind down?
-This season has been great, besides the fact that we lost Jayme after Christmas. Our team has really come together. The chemistry is great and we really get along. All in all it has been a great year.
What is your favorite television show? Why?
-”Family Guy,” because it is hilarious and I get to quote lines with Devon all day.
What is your major? What do you plan on doing in the future?
-Technically I am undecided, but I have been pursuing a Biology major with a Psychology minor…and I have no idea what I want to do with my life.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world for free where would it be? Why?
-Somewhere warm, I don’t care where as long as no one can find me.
If you weren’t a basketball player what would you be doing right now?
-Probably playing softball at another college.
What is your favorite memory so far here at Georgetown?
-I don’t have a specific memory that sticks out to me, but it would probably just have to be the wonderful people I have had the chance to meet and get to know since I have been here.
If you could pick one team in the conference to beat in the championship game, who would it be? Why?
-The way the bracket is set up, we would be playing Campbellsville in the championship game and it would be great to beat them, since we lost to them twice in conference play. But if I had to choose, it would defnitely be Cumberlands, because I feel that they are our biggest rival.
What is your favorite quote?
-“Beginnings are always scary, endings are always sad, but it’s what’s in the middle that makes everything worthwhile!”
People look at Mikkah Rogers as being….
-That girl who plays basketball.
Final Four tickets for a pint of bloodBy ANDY RUSSELL
Have you ever wanted to go to the NCAA Tournament? What about the Elite Eight? How about the Final Four? Well, here is the chance of a lifetime. The Kentucky Blood Center is sending one lucky winner to the 2010 Final Four in Indianapolis. This package includes two tickets to the Final Four and the Championship games and a hotel for April 2-6. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for one lucky person and there are sure to be many participants.
Living in the Bluegrass state, one is sure to want to win this because of the likelihood that UK will be in the Final Four. The reason that KBC is sponsoring this is due to the storms that have caused multiple blood drives to be cancelled. This has caused the KBC to be multiple pints short of blood. Every pint of blood is vital to the success of the KBC, thus the “March Madness in February” was born. The KBC is asking that anyone that is eligible and able to donate blood to please do so because of the intense shortage of blood. Remember, when you donate, you get your name in a drawing for a chance to win this great Final Four package.
The requirements to donate are: be at least 16 years-old (with parental permission if under 18), weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good health and have a photo I.D. There are multiple places that you can donate in the Lexington area if you are interested in donating. To call and make an appointment you can contact any of your local KBC centers or call 800-775-2522. Remember, whenever you donate blood you do more than take time out of your day to care; you save a life.
Turf WarBy ANDY RUSSELL
What is it with college football these days? Just read the headlines: Citadel QB charged with armed robbery; NC State LB cleared for spring practice; Eastern Washington to install new turf…what?! The latest news in the college football world is the “turf war” going on where schools are installing their team colors into the turf on the field. Boise State started this phenomenon when they came onto the big stage collegiately back in 2003.
Boise has a blue field and dominates teams at home. I guess it has nothing to do with the fact that Boise State is in the Western Athletic Conference and plays the likes of New Mexico State, Idaho and the Rainbow Warriors of Hawaii. No, no it has to be the blue turf. Now the mighty Swoops, yes that is the mascot of Eastern Washington, are putting in a red field.
I mean I know you want to generate interest in your program, but wouldn’t it just be easier to hire a coach like Lane Kiffin that complains about everything, criticizes other coaches, then skips town? That generated some interest for Tennessee and the media. This is going to turn into chaos before long.
Speaking of Tennessee, I’m going to leave you with a funny joke for the week. Why did Tennessee choose orange as their team color? You can wear it to the game on Saturday, go hunting in it on Sunday and pick up the trash along the highways the rest of the week.