February 3, 2011
What Tatjana Sparavalo had to say...
If you've covered EWU women's basketball in the past few years, chances are you've ran into Tatjana Sparavalo. I can remember first seeing this girl playing basketball and immediatly fearing for the safety of the opposing team. She plays tough, hard-nosed basketball and she's from Serbia. Seems about right.
Anyways, they did a Q&A with her on GoEags.com, because she's awesome and she's leading the team in scoring and all that jazz. I thought I'd take a little gander at what she said.
Q: What do you plan to do with your degree?
A: “I’m not really sure yet. I might try to find a job somewhere in California because I like the weather there. If not, I might go home.”
You shouldn't go home Tatjana because there is a state that is kind of like you're home. It's called Montana.
Q: Why did you choose to come to Eastern?
A: “I really liked Coach Schuller because she was very caring. And, I thought it was a good program. Another reason I came was because Milan Stanojevic, another basketball player from Serbia, signed with Eastern. I thought it would be an easier adjustment for me if I had someone to relate to from back home.”
It's true, Coach Wendy Schuller is awesome. I've never heard somebody say a bad thing about her, or if somebody did say a bad thing about her, there was usually a resulting barfight from those wanting to defend her honor. She's that cool. Oh and she wears awesome sweaters.
Q: What has been your favorite class and why?
A: “I don’t think I really had a favorite class. But, I do really like the ethics and leadership class that I am taking right now.
Sure, Tatjana , coming from the player that has no problem throwing 'bows and laying down the law. You keep talking about ethics as your "Big Sky stitches caused" stat keeps counting upwards.
Q: Who is your favorite teammate and why?
A: “Probably Kyla Evans and Julie Piper. I can’t pick only one. Kyla, Julie and I are all best friends. We have been through thick and thin together.”
Oh sure, pick Julie Piper, the EWU copy of Tim Duncan and Kyla Evans, Reggie Miller's prodigy.
Q: Who was your first celebrity crush?
A: “George Clooney! When I saw him in E.R., I fell in love with him, and I am still in love with him today.”
I'm very disappointed this isn't "Brandon Hansen and Mike Miller, the Big Sky TV commentators" but I guess I will just let this one slide.
For the full Q&A, click here.