Player Profile: Oliana Squires

Player: Oliana Squires

Year: Sophomore

Position: Guard

Number: 24

Major: Exercise Science

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO


Question: Who/What got you into basketball?

Oliana Squires: My Dad. I kept trying sports and basketball was one of the last ones I tried and I stuck with it.


Q: What’s your favorite memory as a Bobcat?

OS: Winning the Big Sky Conference tournament, and going to the NCAA tournament.


Q: What does being a Bobcat mean to you?

OS: It’s fun being able to represent women’s basketball and get involved in the community.


Q: What’s your pre-game routine?

OS: I go get Starbucks. I get something new every time, but it’s usually a frappuccino. Then I go and get my ankles taped up and do warm-ups.


Q: Which basketball player do you look up to and why?

OS: Kobe Bryant, because of his scoring ability and because he’s really good at overcoming adversity.


Q: What do you hope to do after college?

OS: Play overseas, coach or be a physical therapist.


Q: What’s your favorite activity besides basketball?

OS: Hiking and being outdoors.


Q: What advice would you give to younger players?

OS: Work hard, be involved in the community and don’t take anything for granted.


Q: Is there a song you listen to before games?

OS: Sometimes we listen to “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor.


Q: Where is one place you would like to visit before you die, and why?

OS: Vietnam and Panama because my parents are from there.



Q: What are your goals for this season?

OS: Get better as a player and win the conference tournament.


Q: If there was a movie based on your life, who would you want to play the lead role?

OS: Sanaa Lathan, the lead actress in “Love & Basketball.”