Beyond the Baseline: Barbara Turner

Barbara Turner, the Storm’s 2006 first-round pick from the University of Connecticut, arrives in Seattle after a successful four-year career at UConn. The 6-0 forward was All-Big East Second Team (2004), All-Big East Honorable Mention (2005), Big East All-Rookie Team (2003), Most Outstanding of Big East Tournament (2005) and Big East All-Tournament Team (2005). Turner, better known to her teammates as BT, sits down with for a one-on-one focusing on her interests off the court: Aside from Seattle, what is your favorite WNBA city/arena?
Barbara Turner: Uncasville, Conn.

If you weren’t playing in the WNBA, what other sport and position would you be playing?
Turner: Track - 100 meter and 200 meter

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

Turner: Cooking. My favorite dish is baked macaroni and cheese.

If you could appear on any television show, which one would it be?
Turner: Law and Order.

If you weren’t playing in the WNBA, what job would you like to have?
Turner: Prosecuting lawyer.

Who is your favorite cartoon cereal mascot?
Turner: The Cookie Crisp man.

What is your basketball tip for kids?
Turner: Play hard, play smart and have fun!

If you were stranded on a deserted island with plenty of food, what two material items would you need to pass the time while you waited to be rescued?
Turner: DVD player and DVDs

What is one word that best describes you?
Turner: Comedian.

What is your greatest basketball memory?
Turner: Winning the National Championship (First was best)!

What would you rank as the top three moments in WNBA history?
Turner: 1. Founding of the league
2. First nationally televised game
3. The return of Edna Campbell from breast cancer.

Check back for next week’s Beyond the Baseline with guard Betty Lennox.