Time Out With... Jolene Anderson
Jolene Anderson led her team in rebounding and scoring all four years at Wisconsin and was named the program’s first Big Ten Player of the Year. Selected with the 23rd overall pick in the WNBA Draft, she is playing well so far in her rookie campaign for the Connecticut Sun.
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  • What is your full name?
    "Jolene Nancy Anderson."
    Do you have any nicknames?
    "A lot people call me Jo."
    When and where were you born?
    "August 22, 1986, in Superior, Wisconsin."
    What high school did you attend?
    "South Shore High in Port Wing, Wisconsin."
    What college did you attend?
    "University of Wisconsin."
    What did you study in school?
    "Sociology."
    Do you have any brothers or sisters?
    "I have two sisters, Jennifer, 24, and Janice, 12."
    What do your parents do for a living?
    "My dad, Jim, is a truck driver and my mom, Julie, is a teacher's aide."
    What other sports do you play?
    "I love volleyball and track."
    What are your hobbies outside of basketball?
    "I collect remote-control vehicles."
    Before basketball, what other jobs have you held?
    "I have waitressed before and I used to mow lawns."
    How would you describe yourself?
    "I think I'm shy, but only until you get to know me."
    Are there any charities or causes that you support?
    "Yes, definitely the American Cancer Society and the American Diabetes Association."
    What are your plans professionally when your playing career is over?
    "I don't want to think about that, but I would have to say coaching."
    What is your favorite food? "Oooh, BBQ ribs!"
    What is you favorite color?
    "Red."
    What is your favorite movie?
    "Love and Basketball, of course."
    What is your favorite TV show?
    "The Hills."
    Who is your favorite musician or artist?
    "R. Kelly."
    Are there any magazines that you like to read?
    "Slam and Sports Illustrated."

    (Photos: David Dow/NBAE/Getty Images)

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