Athlete of the Week Archive

Sept. 22, 2005


Tamika Wilson

Cowgirl Soccer
Forward, 5-7, Freshman
Orem, Utah, Orem HS

How has the transition from high school to college competition been for you?
"Well, you have to earn your position. Nothing is just given to you, and it's just a lot more intense with weight training and practices."

What has it been like getting the opportunity to play as a freshman and contribute the way that you have?
"Yeah, it's cool. It's been a lot fun and something that I never thought would happen."

What are some of the changes you've had to go through in order to compete at the collegiate level?
"Well, there is a lot more conditioning and weight lifting than I have been used to."

What superstitions (if any) do you have?

Do you have any unusual preparations before a game?
"Not really. I usually just don't talk to anybody and sit by myself."

What made you decide to come to Wyoming?
"It's close to home and we get to play BYU and Utah State and I really want to beat them."

What is the one thing you enjoy the most about playing soccer with the Cowgirls?
"Just that everyone supports each other and it's just really fun."