Nebraska native Jordan Hooper produced one of the best freshman seasons in school history by averaging 14.6 points and 6.6 rebounds per game in 2010-11. The 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., also shattered the NU freshman record with 67 three-pointers. After a tremendous offseason, Hooper is contending for All-America and All-Big Ten honors. She is averaging 20 points and nearly 10 rebounds per game, and was recently added to the Wade Trophy Watch List as one of 33 candidates for National Player of the Year.
Jordan took a few minutes out of her busy 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: Barney
Favorite pro team: Denver Broncos
Favorite sports movie: Hoosiers
Favorite meal: Cereal
Favorite vegetable: Yuck!!!
Favorite workout song: Anything on the radio because I don't really like listening to music.
Favorite class you've taken: Psychology 181
What you would do with a time machine: Go back to my sophomore year of high school.
Celebrity crush: Dwight Howard
Something a lot of fans wouldn't know about you: I can gleek
When you're not competing, you like to: Watch TV and relax
Superpower you wish you had: I wish I could fly
Pregame rituals: Eat a peanut butter and jelly sandwich before every game.
Best friend on the team: Lindsey Moore
Why you chose Nebraska: It's my home state and I love Nebraska.
Best thing about Nebraska: I like the people and all the opportunities that have been given to me by being a student-athlete at Nebraska.
What you want to do after college: Play more basketball