Q & A With China Crosby
Junior guard China Crosby (New York, N.Y.) recently answered questions about herself and the Cavaliers. It was announced that Crosby will miss the remainder of the 2011-12 season with a knee injury. For the most up-to-date news and features on the squad, check VirginiaSports.com and ExperienceUVaWomensBasketball.com.
How are you feeling?
Crosby: I’m feeling good. Anybody that hears the three letters, ACL, is going to wonder if they are ever going to get back on the court and be the same player they were. Right now my spirits are high, my teammates have been by my side. So I have nothing to hang my head about. Right now rehab is going great, I’m a little over two weeks after my surgery so I’m working on range of motion.
How would you describe your team’s start to the ACC season?
Crosby: We’re fighting and doing all that we can do to show every team out there that it’s not going to be easy when you play against Virginia. That’s our motto and that’s what we practice for. In the close games that we’ve come up short, we showed that we can play with them. We need to work on finishing games and playing all 40 minutes. It means a lot to me for Lexie [Gerson], to not necessary ‘take my position’, but for her to step into the starting role she is doing fantastic. She leads our team in steals and deflections and works so hard.
Classes have started again, can you share some of your academic interests?
Crosby: I’m an anthropology major so I am really looking forward to all of my classes this semester. I’m taking my second African American Studies class and I’m also enjoying the drama class I’m in.
How have you changed since you arrived on Grounds?
Crosby: I’ve come a long way. Virginia stays the same, I think everyone changes a little bit and grows up when they come to college.
How do you keep a positive attitude for the rest of this season?
Crosby: This is my second time being through this type of injury. When you have things like this happen in your life, you can’t change anything. What I learned my first year is that you have to keep a positive outlook.
How would you describe Coach Boyle?
Crosby: She’s a competitor, I can tell you that. She pushes you to the point that she thinks you can reach. Coach B holds everyone to a high standard, but she makes you think that you can reach that standard. She has a great personality and is really positive.
What would be your best piece of advice for a young player?
Crosby: I would tell them that school is the most important thing. If you feel like you have a dream and you feel like you can reach, then don’t let anyone tell you that you’re not going to make it.