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Courtesy: Cathy Kushner/JMU Athletics Communications
If You Really Knew Her... Redshirt Junior Lauren Okafor
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:10/11/2012

Lauren Okafor is a junior center from Hamden, Conn., majoring in pre-medicine and psychology.

Q: What was your favorite childhood cartoon to watch growing up?
LO: "Rocket Power," hands down. It was just THAT cartoon back then.

Q: Which animated character does coach Brooks remind you of?
LO: Road Runner, because he has skinny legs..."Beep! Beep!"

Q: What makes JMU unique from other schools?
LO: JMU has an extremely friendly environment that is almost immediately noticeable.

Q: How would your teammates describe the way you dress?
LO: Simple and clean. I like to keep things classy!

Q: Who's the funniest person on the team?
LO: Tarik (Hislop). She's very clever.

Q: What's the biggest life lesson you've learned from coach Brooks?
LO: If you follow the rules, you avoid the consequences.

Q: What would you say to someone who's considering coming to JMU?
LO: Come here, you won't regret it.

Q: What song is on "repeat" on your iPod right now?
LO: "Pilot Jones" - Frank Ocean

Q: How would you describe JMU's coaching staff?
LO: My coaches are very energetic and motivated.

What was the best movie you saw last?
 "Batman: The Dark Knight Rises"

What is your team goal for this season?
LO: Win. Win. Win.

Q: What do you love most about basketball?
I love the physicality of the sport. After a long day of classes, being able to bang around in the paint is what I enjoy most.

Q: What's your favorite reality TV show?
LO: "Basketball Wives" is entertaining to me. It is interesting to watch all the drama unfold.

Q: If you could be any animal, what would it be?
LO: I would be a panther, because they are silent, sleek  and DEADLY.

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