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Get To Know: Austin’s Emily Hegna

Emily Hegna is a senior basketball player for Austin.

Q: What sports do you compete in?

A: Soccer and basketball.

Q: How did you originally get into basketball?

A: My brother played it growing up so I would go outside and shoot with him and my dad.

Q: What’s your favorite sports memory?

A: Meeting all of my best friends at captains’ practices when I first moved to Austin.

Q: What have you learned from sports?

A: To not be selfish and give it your all for the team.

Q: What is the hardest part about basketball?

A: The length of the season; the winter sport’s season can be long but our team is so close we help pick each other up.

Q: Who is your biggest sports role model and why?

A: [Former Kansas and Current Sacramento Kings player] Frank Mason because he was never the biggest on the court but he overcame it by outworking his competition both on and off the court.

Q: What is your favorite movie or TV show?

A: The Martian.

Q: What is your favorite subject in school?

A: Government.

Emily Hegna

Q: What is your dream job?

A: To work for NASA (but I plan to study business in college).

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: Breakfast food.

Q: What are your plans after high school?

A: To attend either the University of Wisconsin-Madison, or the University of Minnesota.

Q: What’s a fun fact about you or hobby you enjoy most people don’t know about?

A: One of my favorite things to do is ski in Vail.

Q: What are your top three pump songs before a big game?

A: “Ric Flair Drip” by Offset & Metro Boomin, “Liger” by Young Thug and “Yamborghini High” by A$AP Mob.

Q: What are your top three guilty pleasure songs?

A: “C.R.E.A.M.” by Wu Tang Clan, “Heartache on the Dance Floor” by Jon Pardi and “Got ‘Til It’s Gone” by Janet Jackson.