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One-On-One With Allyson Fasnacht

February 14, 2007
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Junior Guard Allyson Fasnacht

Junior Guard Allyson Fasnacht

Fans of the Liberty Lady Flames Women's Basketball team will get to know the players on this year's team a little better through a new series entitled "One-On-One With ...".  Today's installment features a question-and-answer session with junior point guard Allyson Fasnacht.

What is your favorite sport to play, other than basketball?
Softball. I played when I was younger, all the way up until my junior year of high school.

Why did you decide to attend Liberty?
I decided on Liberty because I loved the girls on the team and I wanted the opportunity to play on a winning team and make an immediate impact. Looking back, it's easy for me to see God's hand in the whole recruiting process. Plus, with my parents being so close, they are able to catch almost all my games.

If you could eat dinner with three other people, who would they be and why?
1. Michael Jordan, because he is the best basketball player ever.
2. Duke Head Coach Mike Krzyzewski, because he is such a classy guy who knows so much about the game. He's one of the best motivators and mentors, and I love his books.
3. Channing Tatum. If you've seen "Step Up" or "She's The Man," you'll know why.

Who is your favorite band?
David Crowder Band. I was introduced to them by a friend I met through Athletes in Action and I love them.

Who was your favorite athlete while growing up and who is it now?
My favorite athletes growing up were my two older brothers. They played basketball, baseball and football. Now, I love watching Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker.

Who is your favorite Bible character and why?
I would have to say Paul. He went through so much for the cause of Christ and it only strengthened his faith. One of my favorite passages is Ephesians 3:14-19, which is Paul's prayer for spiritual growth.

What is one event in history that you wish you could've witnessed?
I think I would've liked to see the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

Who is the most famous person you've met?
I guess it would be J.J. Redick. He went to a nearby high school and I've been following him throughout his career.

What is your favorite food at the Liberty cafeteria?
Cinnamon raisin bagel with peanut butter, jelly and cream cheese.

Why did you choose your uniform number?
I chose #10 because my only other choices were #54 and some other un-point guard-like numbers.

What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
Disorganization really gets under my skin. I consider myself to be a pretty organized person and when things are not well organized, I can't see how people function.

What website do you visit the most frequently?
Either Facebook.com, LibertyFlames.com, or espn.com.

What is your favorite restaurant?
I absolutely love Texas Roadhouse, Buffalo Wild Wings and recently, La Villa.

What is the first question you'll ask God when you get to Heaven?
I would ask God why he chose to love me, knowing I'm not deserving of his grace.

What DVD do you wear out the most?
I guess I would say Pride and Prejudice because my roommate watches it a lot.

What is the best part about playing on the Liberty women's basketball team?
The best part would have to be the relationships I've built. We are such a close knit family, and I now have 13 sisters who I care about, and I know care about me too. We spend a ton of time together and I wouldn't trade any of these girls in for anyone.

If you could play one-on-one with anyone, who would it be?
I would love to play against Diana Taurasi. She's not only a great player, but is down to earth off the court as well.

What is your favorite store to shop at?
I love Barnes and Noble and Best Buy.

What is the last book you've read, outside of those required for class and the Bible?
The last book I read was Walk-On: Life from the end of the bench. It was written by a walk-on basketball player at Wake Forest University, and it's all about the struggles, determination and perseverance it takes to play Division 1 basketball. Right now, I'm reading Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
In five years, I could see myself playing professionally overseas or working for a professional team here in the U.S.