minors in secondary education and psychology at Wilkes University. From Doylestown, Pa., O’Hara plays for guard for the Women’s Basketball team.
Q: What was the driving force for your decision to come to Wilkes?
A: I had really good relationships with my teachers in high school, and I knew that I would have an opportunity for that with the small class sizes here. That was a big point for me, as well as getting to continue my basketball career.
Q: What are your post graduation plans in terms of a career?
A: High school history teacher and basketball coach
Q: What are your hopes for your second season as a Colonel?
A: I would like to see the Women’s basketball team make it into the playoffs and go for the MAC.
Q: When/Why did you first begin playing basketball?
A: I started playing when I was in 3rd grade because I was old enough to play in my REC league, so my dad put together a team of some of my friends and I’ve been playing ever since.
Q: If you had to choose one thing about Wilkes’ Basketball Program that you could improve, what would it be?
A: I would want us to start a tradition of winning seasons, which we are definitely up to starting this season.
Q: Do you have other sports/interests/hobbies off of the court?
A: I don’t play any other sports but I do enjoy watching baseball or football, and of course college basketball when I’m not at the gym. But I love watching movies or just hanging out with my friends.
Q: Who would you say, is the most influential person in your life?
A: One of many of the wonderful influential people in my life is probably my high school history teacher, Brian Weaver. He helped me through some of the toughest classes I took in high school, and he was also a coach so he was able to help me with any problems I was having with basketball as well. I can only hope to be half the teacher that he was for me.
Q: A quote you live your life by?
A: “Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up.” –Jim Valvano
Q: Do you have any advice for the freshmen student athletes beginning their freshmen seasons and semesters?
A: Don’t fall behind on your school work; it can pile up quickly if you don’t stay on top of it. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for help, whether it’s involving your sport or school work. There are so many resources here at Wilkes and within your team.
Q: How do you feel about the changes being made to campus this year? What do you like or dislike?
A: I how the new gateway project looks and I definitely feel a lot safer when I have to walk back and forth from Towers to campus at night. I also like that Student Services is getting moved onto campus so it’s more accessible. But I dislike that some of the buildings uses are changing, it’s definitely going to be a little confusing.