Dickinson State Athlete of the Week - Ashlie Larson
Ashlie Larson, a junior guard on the Dickinson State basketball team, led the team with 33 points over two games. On Friday, Nov. 30, the Blue Hawks defeated Salish Kootenai College (Mont.) 90-47 and Larson led all players with 23 points, while c...
Ashlie Larson, a junior guard on the Dickinson State basketball team, led the team with 33 points over two games. On Friday, Nov. 30, the Blue Hawks defeated Salish Kootenai College (Mont.) 90-47 and Larson led all players with 23 points, while contributing four steals, three rebounds and a pair of assists. A day later, Dickinson State lost the conference opener 85-65 to Presentation College (S.D.), but Larson still netted 10 points. She also added four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
DP: Where are you from and why did you choose DSU?
AL: "I'm from Miles City, Mont. It's a small town in southeastern Montana and I chose Dickinson because of their business program. They have a good business program and the second part was for basketball, to continue playing basketball."
DP: How long have you been playing and what is your favorite part?
AL: "I've been playing since about fourth grade. My favorite part, is just getting the opportunity. It's a wonderful opportunity to play college basketball. Not many people get the opportunity."
DP: Do you have any team goals this season?
AL: "Yes, We want to win the conference, go to Nationals. That's always the best."
DP: Do you have any personal goals?
AL: "Just to be the best player I can be, help my team out in any way possible."
DP: Do you have a sports idol?
AL: "Maya Moore is my sports idol. I'm a huge UConn fan so when I first saw her play I was like, 'Oh she's so good.' I wanted to be like her."
DP: If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?
AL: "Chicken and rice."
DP: Where is the best place to eat in town and what is your go-to order?
AL: "I really like Buffalo Wild Wings and I get the buffalo ranch chicken wrap."
DP: If you had to lose to of your senses, what would they be?
AL: "Smell and hearing, probably. You got to be able to see."
DP: If you could have a superpower, what would it be?
AL: "Probably to fly."
DP: What is your favorite holiday movie?
AL: "I don't really watch holiday movies, but probably The Grinch. The new one."