Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Leading up to the 2008-09 ETSU women's basketball season, the ETSU media relations office, with help from graduate assistant Lindsay Christensen, will feature player profiles on all 12 of the Lady Buccaneer student-athletes. This new segment allows fans to catch a glimpse of what each player is doing off the court, as the Lady Bucs look to make a run at their second straight NCAA Tournament appearance.
At times freshman guard Natasha Dixon finds herself out of her norm, but it is her Lady Buccaneer family that keeps her at ease.
Since arriving at ETSU in August, things have been a little different for the Brooklyn, N.Y. native and it has taken
"It has been a big change, but the team makes me feel comfortable here," she says.
So what's missing the most for the big city girl?
"The shopping," said
But luckily, there were other aspects of ETSU that pulled her in.
"The coaches were always 100-percent honest with me,"
One of these aspects is playing street ball with a bunch of guys.
"I think I have learned to play like a guy from all the time I spent playing with them," said
As for the Lady Bucs, the fast-paced tempo
Outside of basketball, music is
Growing up, she was surrounded by it, as her father and uncle are co-founders of a record label. Because of this,
"In the beginning, it was exciting because of all the people I got to meet," she says. "Now I am very interested in the business side of the music."
One perk for
"They not only gave me the opportunities to compete, but the drive to play at this level."
Come this November her family and Lady Buccaneer fans will get the chance to see that drive when she hits the court.
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