July 29, 2014
Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is junior women's basketball player Bridget Ryan.
NAME: Bridget Ryan
HOMETOWN: Scotch Plains, N.J.
DESCRIBE COACH MAGARITY: Coach Magarity is extremely passionate. He knows a lot about basketball and really cares about our development and well-being on and off the basketball court.
FAVORITE ATHLETE: Chris Paul
BEST PART OF ARMY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: My teammates. Actually, I should really call them my sisters.
FAVORITE ARENA TO PLAY IN: Ohio State
OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING: UC Santa Barbra
HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER: Platoon Sergeant for the Summer Garrison Regiment, AIAD to Rochefort, France, PIAD
TO RELAX, I: Sleep or watch TV
FAVORITE MEAL: Spaghetti and meatballs
FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY: Winning!
FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT: I am challenged everyday both physically and academically. I have the opportunity to go to a school that allows me to serve a bigger purpose. Knowing that I will lead soldiers one day is a great motivator to be the best cadet and person that I can be. No one can get through West Point alone; it is incredible to think about all the selfless people who care about you and help you along the way.
DESCRIBE ARMY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Fun, funny, competitive, loving, selfless.
ARMY’S OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Kelsey Minato
ARMY’S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE: Brianna Johnson
WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014-15: Brianna Johnson. She’s always been a lockup defender but she is going to surprise people with her ability to score this season.
WHO IS THE STRONGEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Jordan Elliott
WHO IS THE FASTEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Brigette Ocran (aka BO)
WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER ON TEAM: Tie between Jean Parker and Kelsey Minato
WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A GENERAL: Olivia Schretzman
WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY: Columbia so I can play against my sister, Kate
I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER: Zero, Twitter is lame
2014 Getting to Know Archive