Athlete of the Week Archive

Feb. 11, 2011

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

Athlete of the Week



Amath M'Baye


What song pumps you up to compete?
"Ham by Kanye West"

What is your favorite movie?
"He Got Game"

What do you like most about your major International Studies?
"Having class with Arthur and Bouba"

Where is your favorite place to eat in Laramie?
"Slingers"

What do you enjoy doing with your free time?
"Playing video games, mostly Call of Duty and NBA Basketball"

What are your future plans after school?
"Play professional basketball"

What sports do you enjoy watching most?
"football and basketball"

Did you watch the Super Bowl? And were you rooting for the Packers or Steelers?
"Yes, and rooted for the Steelers"

If you could go pro in any sport other than basketball would it be?
"surfing"

What is the one thing that you miss most about your home in France?
"my mom"

How did you get started on surfing?
"My dad played basketball and I wanted to do something different and I really like it."

Who is your idol?
"my mom and grandma"

If you could have one super power what would it be?
"I would want to fly"

What is your favorite meal to cook?
"pork chops"

If you could have any animal as a pet what would it be?
"a dog"

What is your favorite book?
"Freedom Writers"

What TV shows do you like to watch?
"Lost, Prison Break, Two and a Half Men and Family Guy"

What is your favorite thing about college?
"getting to play basketball"

Who is your celebrity crush?
"Eva Mendez"

What nicknames do you have?
"Turbo and Juice"

What was the best part about playing on the French National Team?
"going to Greece and having a great summer"

What languages can you speak fluently?
"English, French, and Wolof"

What is your favorite place to play on the road?
"The Pitt (New Mexico)"