Adrianna Maurer provided the Huskers with a strong inside presence in her first 10 games as a sophomore. The 6-3 center from Shawnee Mission, Kan., is the only center on the Huskers' 12-player 2011-12 roster. The tallest Husker, Maurer added strength in the offseason, while improving her game on both ends of the court. Maurer is also a solid student.
However, she suffered a back injury mid-way through the season and underwent season-ending surgery. She is back on her feet and on the road to recovery and hopes to return to help the Huskers next season.
Before her injury, Adrianna took a few minutes out of her schedule to answer a few questions to provide a little bit more insight about her life off the court.
Favorite TV show as a kid: (and still is my favorite show) Fresh Prince
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite meal: Any meal that's homemade
Favorite vegetable: seasoned asparagus
Favorite workout song: "If you're going through hell" by Rodney Atkins
Favorite class you've taken: The Scientific Preparation of Food
Something a lot of fans wouldn't know about you: I grew up playing three different musical instruments, (the violin, piano and trumpet) for about 11 years before coming to college.
When you're not competing, you like to: enjoy the outdoors, whether that be going for a run, bike ride, or to the lake with family
Superpower you wish you had: The ability to read minds
Pregame rituals: I don't have any, unless you count the several pregame nervous bathroom stops
Best athlete you've competed against: Brittney Griner
Why you chose Nebraska: Because of the dedication of the whole athletic program to provide the best for their athletes in terms of facilities and staff.
Best thing about Nebraska: The friendly people of Nebraska.