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Spartan Spotlight: Erin Hollinger

Greg Meyer

Issue date: 11/20/09 Section: Sports
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Erin Hollinger is a sophomore forward for the women's basketball team. Hollinger, an All-UAA selection last season, is from Chardon, Ohio and majoring in Chemical Engineering.

Greg Meyer: Who inspired you to play basketball?

Erin Hollinger: My dad started me into it, but it's the rush and the adrenaline that keeps me on the court.

GM: Hardcore Hollinger. What other activities are you involved in at Case besides basketball?

EH: Sigma Psi, research, napping, winning at Settlers of Cataan.

GM: Settlers of Cataan? I suppose it's better than World of Warcraft. Who is your favorite athlete?

EH: Tricia McCutchan.

GM: A little Spartan woman solidarity. I like it. What have been some of your athletic honors?

EH: For basketball, second team UAA, Great Lakes Region Rookie of the Year, three-time UAA player of the week, and most importantly, jump rope champion.

GM: Jump rope champion? That's something to hang your hat on. What is your best basketball memory?

EH: In eighth grade, my AAU team beat our rivals as the underdog twice in a row to win a tournament. Winning when no one else expects you to is the best.

GM: Agreed. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

EH: Living in the mountains out west with my dogs, being a ski bum. If that doesn't work out, I'll be an engineer.

GM: Maybe you can get the best of both worlds. Someone has to build ski lifts, right? What makes basketball stand out from other sports?

EH: Everything is so up-close. Both teams are fighting right next to each other, which makes everyone more involved both physically and mentally.

GM: If you could invite any three people to dinner, living or dead, who would it be and why?

EH: Kim Star, my roommate, John Wooden, the basketball god, and Jesus, the real God.

GM: The roommate is an interesting choice, that is serious loyalty. Would you rather have the strength of 1000 women, be able to fly, or be invisible?

EH: I would fly to avoid the elephant stairs. And because it would be awesome.

GM: Both valid points. Not to mention dunking would become a viable offensive option. If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you?

EH: Katherine Heigl, just because she's gorgeous, but I don't know how fierce she would be in a basketball game.

GM: Well pregnant Katherine Heigl was pretty intense in Knocked Up. I think she could do some damage on the hardwood. If you could be a guy for a day, what would you do?

EH: Dunk.

GM: If you could participate in any other sport, which would you pick and why?

EH: Gymnastics. It would be crazy to flip around especially on the beam since my balance is non-existent.

GM: That stuff is incredible. What would we find in your locker right now that might surprise us?

EH: Anything and everything. I could beat anyone out for the messiest locker.

GM: I highly recommend the two-locker program. It is awesome. What's the high point in the basketball season?

EH: Women's prison, AKA , "winter break when we are the only ones on campus and just hang out and play basketball or traveling all over for UAA games."

GM: Does anyone get shanked? Any insight on how the season is going so far?

EH: Even though we lost on Monday, it showed how much potential we really have. It's going to be an incredible year!

GM: Good luck. Erin Hollinger, everybody.
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