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Meet Kara Pollinger

Pollinger hopes to receive Navy aviation for her service assignment

Nov. 5, 2012

About Kara
Hometown Fort Gay, W.Va.
Class Junior
Position Guard
Height 5-7
Major Mechanical Engineering
Military Service Interest Navy - Aviation
Stefanie Pemper Says: "Kara was so important to our season last year, most obviously as the director of our offense and a capable scorer, but internally as a positive kid who loves to play and keeps morale high. When electing our captain last spring, one of the things we talked about was what is a person's `auto pilot?' What do they naturally do well that will allow them to not have to think about it too much and focus on other things to help the team? Kara naturally inspires her teammates to work hard, play both ends of the floor, enjoy the process, be coachable and play with confidence. I'm really excited for her junior year."

My First Memory of Basketball: Bringing my miniature basketball to school every day in first grade and playing every single day during recess.
Best Player I Ever Faced: Alyssa Thomas.
Favorite Sports Movie: Love & Basketball.
Best Sporting Event Ever Attended: Tennessee vs. WVU - Women's Basketball 2008.
Favorite Pro Athlete: Steve Nash.
One Word to Describe My Game: Creative.
Sweetest Victory as an Athlete?: Patriot League Champions.
Teammate Most Likely to Be in the Navy for 20 Years: Jade, Semper Fidelis.
Favorite Class at Navy: Intro to Mechanical Engineering.
Something You Can't Understand About USNA Unless You are a Student: How bad it is to march in fancy uniforms holding rifles; the word parade has been changed forever.
Best Part About Living in Annapolis: Ice cream shops galore and such a beautiful city on the water.
How I Unwind at USNA: Naptime.
Your Proudest Moment as a Midshipman: Becoming captain of the basketball team.
Interests / Hobbies: Sports, fishing, eating chocolate, and trying new things.
Favorite Website:
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Rolling Stone.
Most Famous Person I Ever Met: Candace Parker.
Place I'd Like to Visit: Rome.
My Dream Job is: Navy Pilot.
I Would Have Liked to Have Witnessed: Wilt Chamberlain score 100 points in a single game.
Best Book I Have Ever Read: The Five People You Meet In Heaven.
Best Concert I Ever Attended: Blake Shelton and Brad Paisley.
My Hometown is Famous For: So many things it's hard to pick. The whopping 0.9 square miles of Fort Gay, W.Va., has essentially made America what it is today.
Favorite Meal: Momma's chicken and dumplings and macaroni salad.
Favorite TV Character: Sheldon from Big Bang Theory, he reminds me of my nerdy family.
Three Songs You Know Every Word to: Ice Cream Paint Job - Lil Wayne, It's Your Love - Tim McGraw & Faith Hill, and Thinking About You - Frank Ocean.
Most Challenging Thing About Parenting You: Enthusiasm every second of every day.
Siblings' Names: Jennifer Jude and Candace Meddings.
Favorite Family Tradition: Game nights, consisting of multiple board games and delicious snacks until about 3 am.
A Non-physical Trait You Proudly Inherited From Your Mom or Dad: Good sense of humor from my dad.
Superpower I Would Like to Have: The ability to be in two places at once.
When I Want to Look Sassy, I Wear My: American flag shades.
Movie That Makes Me Emotional: Armageddon.
Holiday You Would Like to See Created: One specifically to honor desserts. It would be called "Yum Day."
Favorite Celebrity: Katy Perry because I like the message she stands for, not to mention her music is awesome.
Happiest Childhood Memory: Christmas time at my grandparent's house with extended family because it was always loud and filled with lots of hugs.



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