Kirby Burkholder is a junior guard from
Bridgewater, Va., majoring in sports and recreation management
Q: What was your favorite childhood cartoon to watch growing up?
KB: There are so many! "Recess," "Rocket Power," "Hey Arnold" and "Doug"!
Q: Who is the worst singer on the team?
KB: Toia (Giggetts), probably because her locker is right beside mine, and I always have to listen to her singing.
Q: How would your teammates describe the way you dress?
KB: Coach Brown thinks my shorts are always too short, but I just have long legs.
Q: Which school in the CAA has the toughest environment to play in?
KB: We do! Our fans are loyal and loud!
Q: What's the biggest life lesson you've learned from coach Brooks?
KB: I've learned how to grow up and become so much more mentally stable and strong. Coach Brooks has pushed and challenged me to get me to this point, and I wouldn't have had it any other way. He's helped me grow up a lot since I came here to JMU.
Q: What would you say to someone who's considering coming to JMU?
KB: Come visit, you will fall in love. :)
Q: What song is on "repeat" on your iPod right now?
KB: Trey Songz's new album, "Chapter 5"
Q: How would you describe JMU's coaching staff?
KB: Crazy... in a good way! Hilarious! It's never a dull moment with any of our coaches, and I have never met coaches who care about me as a player as well as a person more than ours.
Q: Describe how it felt to play in the WNIT and make it to the WNIT championship game last season.
KB: The WNIT was by far the most exciting basketball I've ever played. Our gym was rockin' every single game! Nothing compares to the emotion and hype of those games, along with winning. Making it to the championship was really exhilarating and exciting. It didn't turn out how we wanted, but the run was still a great experience.
Q: What was the best movie you saw last and why?
KB: The new Batman! It was just a great movie!
Q: What is your team goal for this season?
KB: Win CAA, win NCAA first round
Q: What do you love most about basketball?
KB: The passion; the competitiveness; the emotion; being part of a team; and the hunger to work hard and win!
Q: What's your favorite reality TV show?
KB: "Fantasy Factory" -- it's hilarious!
Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be?
KB: A cheetah, because they look sweet and are fierce!