• 11 NCAA Div. III national team championships
  • 32 NCAA Div. III individual championships
  • 176 Iowa Conference titles
  • 23 Iowa Conference all-sports titles
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Katie Sunderman

Freshman, basketball, track

(What you won't find on Facebook...even if you are approved as a friend)

Hometown: Pella, Iowa

High School: Pella

Why Central?
The people at Central seemed the friendliest, the campus was prettier than other places I visited, and I love the emphasis to study abroad.

You’re majoring in biology & Spanish because
I hope to be a pediatrician and believe having Spanish as a second major will make me more marketable.

In your iPod
I still have around 300 Christmas songs because from November 1-December 31, that’s all I listen to… I should probably remove that playlist soon.

The reason you’re excited about Central women’s basketball
I love the team and really enjoy getting to play with such an awesome group of ladies.

Best advice you’ve ever received from a coach
“Play like boys” from my freshman high school coach, Bryan Huddle.

Person past or present you’d like to have lunch with
I would love to have lunch with Rebel Wilson, aka Fat Amy.

If you were invisible, where would you go?
If I were invisible, I would listen in on lunch conversations in the teachers’ lounge.

Favorite food at the cafeteria
Omelets. That is one breakfast I will wake up for.

Something you didn’t know about Central until you got here
Campus security gives rides from Kuyper to Scholte!

Why you love basketball
I love playing defense and making the players I guard a little angry.

Sporting event you’d love to attend 
Definitely the figure skating competition at the Olympics.

Chore you absolutely hate doing
Dusting the shelves that no one can see, but knowing Mom is going to check to see if they’re dusted anyway.

Teammate who could be a reality show star 
Jessy Stika for stand up comedy with a British accent.

Favorite celebrity when you were a kid
Definitely Aaron Carter, I was sure it was love.

What you like best about the women’s basketball coaches
Their ability to joke around outside of basketball.

All-time favorite Disney movie
The Little Mermaid.

Bucket list
Go to a Zac Brown Band concert, go on the Today’s show, and go to a lodge in Colorado for Christmas. 


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