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    Know a Newcomer: Lydia Rohde

    Aug. 6, 2014

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    EVANSTON, Ill. -- There will be a few new faces on the Northwestern women’s basketball team for the 2014-15 season with a talented group of incoming freshmen joining the squad. A number of the incoming freshmen were already in Evanston this summer and took part in workouts with the returning Wildcats.

    With the new faces, it’s time to get to know the new freshmen that will be on the Welsh-Ryan Arena court next year. A 5-10 guard from Brookfield, Wis., Lydia Rohde earned Associated Press All-State honors and WBCA Division I All-State honors as a senior. She was a four-year all-conference honoree and helped guide Brookfield Central to the Division I sectional finals her senior year. As a senior, the sharpshooter averaged a team-high 13.8 ppg, while shooting 49.2 percent from 3-point range. She finished her high school career as the all-time assist leader with 330 and No. 2 in school history with 954 career points.

    Read on to get to know Lydia!:

    Why did you choose Northwestern?

    Combination of a great team, teammates, coaches, campus, a good distance from home and amazing education.

    Anticipated major?


    How do you spend your time when you aren’t in the gym?

    Reading, eating and sleeping

    Who’s you favorite professional athlete and why?

    Lionel Messi. He's a great soccer player, arguably the best in the world, but he's very humble.

    Favorite sports and why?

    Basketball and soccer! Soccer is my favorite sport to watch.

    What’s something about you that few people know or would be surprised to learn?

    I used to play the violin

    What’s the last movie you saw and how was it?

    I watched Tarzan on Netflix and it was amazing

    One song that will always make you get up and dance?

    “Shout” by the Isley Brothers

    What has been your favorite thing about Northwestern so far?

    All the amazing people I've met, especially my team

    What’s something funny that has happened to you recently?

    Playing Cards Against Humanity with the team

    What’s a song that describes your personality?

    “Happy” by Pharrell Williams

    What motivates you to keep practicing?

    Knowing that I'm making myself better

    Finish the sentence: Never have I ever…

    Eaten at Burger King

    Favorite TV show growing up?


    How do you get pumped before a game?

    Listen to music

    What class you are looking forward to taking?


    Favorite spot on Northwestern’s campus so far?

    The gym

    What are you most excited about for this coming season?

    Having fun with the team and winning games!


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