November 2, 2011

Meet Your Islanders: Trish Amboree, Women's Basketball


Meet Your Islanders: Trish Amboree, Women's Basketball

As a three-year letter at Brazoswood High School, newcomer Trish Amboree averaged 21 points, seven rebounds and eight assists per game. Throughout Amboree's high school basketball career, she was named Offensive Player of the Year and earned First Team All-District honors each year. As a sophomore, she was named Newcomer of the Year and led her team to the first round of the playoffs.

Off the court, Amboree has academically excelled and has her future planned out here at Texas A&M- Corpus Christi, where she is majoring in Pre- Biomedical Science. In 2011, she graduated top 10 of her class and Summa Cum Laude. Prior to signing with the Islanders, Amboree played for the Fort Bend Stars, an AAU summer league team.
With the addition of Amboree and two other freshmen, the women's basketball team has great expectations for the 2011-12 season.

Amboree is next up in the "Meet Your Islanders" features for GoIslanders.com, a unique way to get to truly know your Islander athletes. Media Relations Intern Amy Carrizales conducts the weekly in-depth feature on Islanders athletes that help them connect with their fans.


Amy Carrizales: What is the best part of being an Islanders basketball player?

Trish Amboree: The comradery, my teammates and I get along really well.

AC: Is there any professional basketball player that you try to model your game after? If not, who is your favorite?

TA: Derrick Rose 

AC: What is one interesting story of your life?

TA: Hitting a game-winning three pointer my senior year from about six feet behind the three point line. 

AC: People would be surprised to know that you….

TA: Can complete a Rubik's Cube in about two minutes.

AC: What are your nicknames and what is the story behind them?

TA: BT, it stands for Baby Tee because when I got here we already had a Tee on the team.

AC: What is one thing you have always wanted to do, but have never been able to?

TA: To play soccer.

AC: If you could play one-on-one with anyone who would it be with? Why?

TA: Brandon Jennings, because his moves are so swift and smooth I think I could learn a lot.

AC: How old were you when you realized the passion and skill you had for basketball?

TA: I was in the seventh grade, about 13 years old.

AC: What do you want to be when you grow up?

TA: A physician's assistant

AC: Who would you say sings the best on the team? What song is she always singing?

TA: Nene Taylor, she sings everything!

AC: What are you most looking forward to this season?

TA: Getting some wins and getting better.

AC: What do you like most about coach Robinson?

TA: He is very sarcastic, so it's always pretty funny.

AC: As the season quickly approaches, how excited are you for the first home game?

TA: I'm pretty excited about it, a lot of my friends and family will be there and are curious to see us play.

AC: Do you have a game day routine or superstitions?

TA: No, but I usually pray before every game. My relationship with God is the most important one.

Quick Hits- Favorites

Place to eat in Corpus Christi? Acapulco's Mexican Restaurant

Singer/ Band? Beyonce

Pro sports team? Chicago Bulls

Movie? Friday

Quote? "Sweat is just weakness leaving the body."