Rachel Theriot earned a starting role for the Huskers early in her freshman season.
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

Q&A with Rachel Theriot

By NU Athletic Communications

Rachel Theriot hopes to rebound from a season-ending ankle injury she suffered in February of 2015 to produce the best season of her outstanding career in 2015-16. The 6-0 senior point guard from Middleburg Heights, Ohio, has guided Nebraska to three consecutive NCAA Tournament bids as a starter, while capturing honorable-mention All-America honors with a record-setting sophomore season in 2013-14.

Theriot earned first-team All-Big Ten honors and was named the Big Ten Tournament MVP after powering the Big Red to the first conference tournament title in school history in 2014. She dished out a record 10.0 assists per game in three Big Ten Tournament wins on her way to a school single-season record 234 assists as a sophomore.

A candidate for the Wade, Naismith and Wooden National Player-of-the-Year awards, Theriot will also be a candidate for the Senior CLASS Award in 2015-16.

Rachel took a few minutes out of her schedule to answer some questions to provide a little bit more insight about her life off the court.   

Favorite TV show as a kid: SpongeBob SquarePants 
Favorite sports movie: Love and Basketball 
Favorite Professional Team: Cleveland Cavaliers 
Favorite meal:
Favorite vegetable: Corn
Favorite workout song: Cashin Out 
Favorite class you've taken: Math
Celebrity crush: Skylar Astin
When you're not competing, you like to: hang out with friends, eat and sleep

Superpower you wish you had: the ability to fly 
Pregame rituals: Fresh Braids 
Best athlete you've competed against: Kaila Barber 
Why you chose Nebraska: The overall support and it just felt right. 
Best thing about Nebraska: The people

What you want to do after college: Play more basketball  


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