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.