TIME OUT WITH... RUTH RILEY
She admits to committing random acts of uncoordination and stupidity, but Shock center Ruth Riley has won at every level she has competed at. Get to know this beach bum in the latest "Time Out."
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  • Favorite sport other than basketball?
    " Watching college football "
    What is your favorite sport other than basketball?
    " To watch, football, to play, beach volleyball. "
    Favorite pro athlete?
    " Tim Duncan and Peyton Manning "
    Most influential role model?
    " My mom. "
    Last book you read?
    " I love John Grisham. He is an entertaining author. "
    Favorite movie?
    " Hoosiers "
    Favorite actor or actress?
    " Matt Damon. "
    Favorite song of all time?
    " It's so hard to pick. "
    Favorite TV show?
    " I never watch TV. Maybe other WNBA games on ABC and ESPN. "
    Favorite artist or type of music?
    " I listen to all kinds of music - I don't really have a favorite. Everything from country to rap. "
    Dream car to own and drive?
    " I don't really know the names of the cars I like. "
    Most unusual job?
    " I used to work at a sporting good's store, pricing products with the little gun thingy.... Fun job. Iwould go home with little prices all over me "
    What was your major in college?
    " Psychology. It helps you understand people. "
    What do you like to do to unwind after a game?
    " Grab something to eat and hang out with my teammates. "
    What is your dream profession, other than being a WNBA player?
    " If I was good at any profession in the world, I would want it to be politics so that I could make changes for the good. "
    Do you have any nicknames?
    " Ru. "
    What do you do in your spare time?
    " When not running around everywhere, I like to travel. I like to read and both watch and play sports. And hang out on the beach. "
    Favorite clothing store or brand of clothing?
    " I'd say Nike. "
    What other talents are you proud of?
    " I can play the piano a little. I only sing when I'm alone in my car. "
    One surprising fact about yourself?
    " I grew up on a farm. A real working farm. "
    Most unusual thing that happened on the court?
    " Always some random acts of uncoordination and stupidity. "
    Favorite place to vacation?
    " I've only been on one vacation, but I'd say just to be at home in Miami. "

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