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First-year Britny Edwards recently checked in with to talk about her first season as a Cavalier. UVa faces in-state rival Virginia Tech Wednesday in Blacksburg at 7 p.m., and has a quick turnaround when it hosts Florida State Friday at John Paul Jones Arena. Friday’s tip-off vs. the Seminoles is 7 p.m., and the game will air on the ACC’s Regional Sports Network.

Question: What is one thing about coming to Virginia that has surprised you in a positive way?
: When I first came to Virginia I was very surprised at how much it was like my high school, in the fact that the way the classrooms were set up with a small amount of students. In English class, we sit around in a circle.

Question: Talk about the team’s preparation for Virginia Tech this week.
: We’ve just been getting in the gym, getting shots up and getting a lot of reps in. We want to be physically and mentally prepared for what we have to do tonight.

Question: Does the rivalry with the Hokies mean anything to you yet, being a first-year?
: Probably not yet, I’ve heard a lot about it obviously but haven’t played a game against them yet.

Question: You have a quick turnaround for Friday’s game against Florida State, does that make preparation tough?
: It’s going to be challenging. My teammates and I are just going to push through practice and not take the short turnaround lightly. We just want to work hard so we know we are ready to play.

Question: What made you want to come to Virginia?
: I really liked the basketball program and the coaches, and the academics are awesome.

Question: What is it like playing on a team with two sets of sisters (your twin sister Whitny, and Kelly and Jayna Hartig)?
: It’s just really nice to see someone else on the college level have that kind of bond that I have with my sister.

Question: Are you competitive with your sister?
: Sometimes (laughs). I can tell you a funny story about our GPAs. Whitny’s the “smart” one, that’s not to say that I’m not smart, but she gets better grades than me. My GPA the first semester happened to be one-tenth of a point higher than hers. So I’ve been teasing her about that!

Question: Who or what inspires you?
: Definitely my parents. And then Laila Ali. She is Muhammed Ali’s daughter and a couple of years ago I read her book “Reach” and it really inspired me.

Question: What is one thing people would be surprised to know about your team?
: Most people know we’re a pretty close team.

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