Get to Know: Freshman guard Jessi Corrick
Monday, November 7, 2011
Get to Know: Freshman guard Jessi Corrick
Bemidji State University women’s basketball head coach Mike Curfman added six new faces to the BSU roster since the team stepped on the court in March. The 2011-12 team features five freshmen and a sophomore transfer. In an effort to help Beaver basketball fans get acquainted with the new-look BSU squad, we recently caught up with one of the newcomers, Grand Rapids, Minn. native Jessi Corrick.

Q: What factors played into your choice to come to BSU?

A: I liked that it was close to home and I thought I could contribute to the program right away. I came and met the team and I really liked the team, so that was my biggest factor.

Q: You went to the state tournament in high school, what was that experience like?

A: We went to state three out of four years in high school. We never made it out of the first round, but that was a really fun experience to go down and be in a bigger setting.

Q: You’re left-handed. Are there any benefits to being a left-handed point guard?

A: I think it helps because every defender is trained to play a right-handed person.  So you think teams would catch on to me being left-handed, but it’s always a little more of an advantage.

Q: What are your team expectations, especially after playing Jamestown in an exhibition last week?

A: Jamestown wasn’t a good indication of what we can do this year. We didn’t play very well. Our team has a lot of talent and I think we have good team chemistry. If we can put it all together it will turn out good.

Q: Have there been any of the upperclassmen that have taken you under their wing?

A: I think all of them have. If I didn’t have my basketball girls to help transition me to college I would be really lost. Playing-wise, they all teach you different things and different aspects of the game and you get accustomed to the way the game is faster and played.

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: I like to spend a lot of time with my family. I like to spend time at my cabin. I used to play volleyball, so I love doing that.

Q: Do you have a favorite season out of the year?

A: Definitely the summers. I like being on the lake all the time.

Q: How’s school going?

A: It’s going good. It’s kind of hard to transition from high school to college, but they say it gets easier, so hopefully that is the case.

Q: What are your goals as a student-athlete?

A: It’s my goal is to do my best. It’s hard to get adjusted to athletics and academics, just balancing time. Hopefully it will go well.

Q: Have you given any thought to life beyond Bemidji State?

A: Maybe special education or going into some type of social work, just working with people in general is something I want to do.

Q: Do you have a favorite or least favorite part of dorm life?

A: I’m really happy I like my roommate, because I could imagine if you didn’t get along. Probably having to go outside my room to go to the bathroom would be my least favorite part, or living in a lofted bed. (The food) has been okay, but I do miss my mom’s cooking.

Q: How have you handled the extra training and film study aspect of being a student-athlete at the college level?

A: I put a lot of hours (in the weight room) this summer and I think that has paid off for me this season. In high school we didn’t do a lot of that outside of practice. We did a couple (film sessions) in high school for bigger games. I think it will help a lot watching it more in college.

Q: Do you have a favorite part of being point guard?

A: It comes with leadership and I like being in control of things and I like knowing what everyone is supposed to be doing at all times, so I like taking that role.

Q: Do you have any pregame rituals?

A: I always eat a half of a Snickers Marathon bar before the game and then eat the other half at halftime.