6 Questions With…Sydney Rudnicki, USB Les Rouges Women’s basketball, 1st year forward

Université de Saint-Boniface (USB) Les Rouges began play in basketball this year and the women’s team is looking for their first victory in the 2021-22 Manitoba Colleges Athletic Conference (MCAC) season. Rudnicki leads Les Rouges and second in MCAC in minutes played at over 32 per game at the holiday break. Les Rouges is scheduled to resume playing at home against Providence University College (PUC) Pilots on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 6 pm CT.

QUESTIONS:

1. Your goal for this season…And has it changed now?

Answer: My goal for this season was to improve my accuracy when shooting. As the season has progressed, I have also started to concentrate on being more mindful of my positioning on the court during a game and how I can utilize these skills to benefit the team.

2. How difficult was it to return to conference play after year off due to COVID-19?

Answer: 2020 was a very frustrating year and I missed participating in sports. Returning to conference play once restrictions were lifted was a huge relief. Although I was nervous that I was out of practice and wouldn’t be able to compete at a high level again, I enjoyed getting back into  shape, participating on a team, and realizing that I was still capable of being a productive member of the team.

3. Why did you choose volleyball as a sport?

Answer: When USB announced that they were recruiting for a new women’s basketball team, I knew I wanted to be involved. I was excited to help build their basketball program that is fast paced and requires speed, agility, intensity and focus, which are all things that I aspire to. I have played basketball through middle and high school and was thrilled to be able to continue my basketball career at USB.

4. Who is the joker/fun person on your team?

Answer: A player on my team who always brings a positive attitude to practices and games is our captain, Kassidy Curry. She always gives 100% and pushes the team to play hard and never give up, even if we are behind.

5. What are you listening to right now?…and/or pump up music?

Answer: My pre-game pump up music is anything by FloRida or Pitbull, to get me energized and in the zone.

6. Best social media/website to follow?

Answer: I enjoy spending my free time scrolling on TikTok.

BONUS: Favourite TV show and/or movie?

Answer: My favourite TV show is a 90’s sitcom called Seinfeld and my favourite movie is Forrest Gump.