Athlete Profile: Rachel Semansky

Sport:  Basketball
Next Home Meet: Friday Nov. 11, 6 p.m. vs. Portland State; Sunday Nov. 13, 2 p.m. vs. Oregon State

Name:  Rachel Semansky
Hometown:  Highwood, Mont.
Major:  Elementary Education
Year in School:  Junior
How long involved in sport: Since third grade.

Why did you start playing?
My brother played and all my friends were playing.

What is your favorite thing about basketball?
Being part of a team.

What is your motivation before a competition?
My personal motivation is winning.  The end goal we all have in mind is we want to win the Big Sky Conference Championship.

Do you have an inspirational person or quote?
God is my inspiration.

What are your other hobbies/activities/interests?
Spending time with family and friends. I’m also involved a lot with my church and Campus Crusade.

What is your favorite class at MSU?
Teaching Health Enhancement.

What are some awards/achievements you’ve earned?
In high school I was All-state for two years and state tournament MVP for two years.  Here at MSU I have been all-academic for the past two years, and first team-all conference and player of the week last year.

Why did you come to Montana State?
A lot of my family has come here and I always dreamed of playing for the Bobcats.

Is there anything else you would like to tell students/readers about MSU basketball?
Come out and support us, we definitely appreciate it.  We need a lot of fans to make the fieldhouse loud.