Kristi Answers Your Questions

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Lynx guard Kristi Harrower took time on the way home from the West Coast to answer questions submitted by fans. Here's what she had to say.

August 11, 2003

hey kristi, I just wanted to say hi and that it's good to see all these aussies representing in the wnba. how is the basketball in australia now?
suzi (clearwater, florida)

Hi, Suzi. I think basketball in Australia in the WNBL (our league) isn't as good because a lot of the players go to Europe and play. It's difficult because players have the opportunity to make more money overseas. But, there are some good up-and-coming players in Australia, that hopefully one day will be in the WNBA. Thanks for the question.

Since you are from Australia, is there anything besides family and friends that you miss? Is there one thing you wish you could have here in Minnesota?
Millie (St. Cloud)

Hi, Millie. Besides missing my family and friends, I miss my mum's roast (roast pumpkins, roast potatoes, roast lamb)! Thanks for e-mailing.

Hi Kristi, You are an awesome player to watch... How is your knee injury coming along?
kylie (Ann Arbor, MI)

Hi, Kylie. Thanks for the question. My knee is fine. I have no problems with it. But it's something that you need to take care of everyday (eg. weights, treatments, etc.).

Kristi, You really add a spark to the team when you are in the lineup. What has been the biggest change in the team this year?
Cheryel (Brooklyn Park)

Hi, Cheryel. I think one of the biggest differences is the positive energy from our coaching staff. It really helps that Suzie played in the WNBA. She has a great understanding of the impact of travel and the need for players' recovery time. We're a deeper and more experienced team this year with the the addition of T and Sheri. Plus, JB and Michele have been providing a bigger impact. I think playing overseas in the offseason has really helped their game and their confidence. And, I think in my situation, I'm finally fully healthy and in better shape. Thanks for being such a big fan.

kristi, i am a huge fan. how old were you when u started playing basketball?
maria (blaine)

Hi, Marie. I was seven when I started playing, but everyone tells me that I had a ball in my hands at three.

I've noticed that sometimes the team will be faltering, then they put you in and you kind of charge them up again. Are there any special tricks you use to get the momentum going again?
Cindy (St. Louis Park)

Hi, Cindy. No, I don't have any special tricks. I just try to come out and play with a lot of energy. My job as the point guard is to lead the team and get us on the right track. Thanks!

Hey girl! We sure have been having a blast chatting with you! Just wondering if you will be staying in Australia next year because of the Olympics or if you'll be back. We will sure miss you if you're not here but will completely understand.
Kim (Plymouth)

Hi, Kim. I'm not sure what I'm doing next season. I'll probably not make my decision until next year. I need to talk to my Australian coach, plus the staff at Minnesota, and then weigh up my options. Thanks!

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Sarah (Indianapolis)

Hi, Sarah. Sleep. Sleep. And, more sleep. But seriously, I like to go to the movies, shop, get on the internet and call home. Thanks for the question.

Hey Kristi! I have been to every game in 2003, and nearly every game in 2002. I root for you to get in a game every time. Keep up the exciting threes!!
Vicki (Menomonie)

Hi, Vicki. Thanks for all your support! It's great to know that you come to every game. Go Lynx!!

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