Off the Court with Bri Craig

Junior guard Bri Craig pops up the ball on Feb. 4, 2015 at Bramlage Coliseum. The Wildcats won 66-57 against Texas. (File Photo by Rodney Dimick | The Collegian)

The Collegian sat down in the air-conditioned basketball training facility to talk with senior point guard Bri Craig on life off the court and her future.

Q: If you had a super power, what would it be and what would you do with it?

Craig: I guess super hearing? I don’t know. You could peep in on other peoples’ conversations. I think it’d be really funny to listen in on other peoples’ conversations that are going on.

Q: You’re stranded on a desert island and you can only have five movies to watch for the rest of your life, what are they?

Craig: I’m going to go ahead and say the “Twilight” saga. Those are, like, my favorite.

Q: If all things are equal, would you rather score a bucket or make a defensive play?

Craig: For me, I would say making a defensive stop because first of all, I take pride in my defense. Being able to stop somebody makes me feel good. If somebody is better, faster and quicker and I still make a stop, I think that’s better than a bucket any day.

Q: If you could put yourself inside of any movie or TV show, which one would you pick and why?

Craig: I would say the movie “Avatar.” Living in that futuristic … I don’t know … world would be really cool and interesting to experience.

Q: What was one of your favorite books growing up?

Craig: “Where the Wild Things Are.” I can vividly remember my mom reading me that story, like, at least twice a week because I just loved it. The pictures were so cool and everything and I don’t know. I just really liked it.

Q: Aside from basketball, what is your favorite sport to play?

Craig: I would say soccer. Honestly, soccer was my first love over basketball. I miss it all of the time. Last week, watching the women’s World Cup just brought back a lot of memories.

Q: What would be one thing that most people don’t know about you that they would be surprised to know?

Craig: That I think that I can sing and that I sing often. My teammates give me crap about it all of the time. I just sing all of the time. I think that I sound okay, but obviously I don’t. They let me know that.

Q: Who would you say are some of your heroes?

Craig: I feel like I say this all of the time, but my father. He was the first person to graduate college in his family, and high school. He just beat a lot of odds coming from kind of a difficult situation, so I would say for sure that he’s been a hero in my life and one of my biggest inspirations.

Q: What impact do you want to leave on the K-State women’s basketball program?

Craig: I definitely want to just go out with a bang. I’ve been through a lot of adversity since I’ve been here at K-State. Just to really finish out my last year here the right way. Working hard.

Q: What does the future hold for Bri Craig?

Craig: I’m planning on going into marriage and family therapy. Getting my master’s in that and, after that, possibly opening up my own private practice. I don’t know, that’s my plan right now. Basketball might be a part of that, if not, I’m okay with that. I’m just ready to move on with the rest of my life.

Tim Everson was born in Wichita, KS in 1994. Before fifth grade he moved up to Manhattan for one year before settling in Riley, KS where he graduated from Riley County High School in 2012. Tim has worked for the Collegian since spring of 2014 and took over as Sports Editor during the summer of 2015. Tim loves sports, music, movies and good food when he can get it.