Q and A with Hornet of the Week Ann Dorris
The Lynchburg College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our Hornet of the Week. The 16th student-athlete selected this year is women's basketball senior Ann Dorris.
Dorris found her niche this past week, leading the Hornets in assists against William Peace University and #19 Christopher Newport University. She matched her career-high with six helpers against the Pacers in Saturday's victory. Dorris is currently third on the team while averaging two assists per game.
You led the Hornets in assists in both games over the week while matching your career-high with six against William Peace University. What is working well for you all offensively and how has that helped you distribute the ball?
Everyone on the floor is producing and completely capable of putting up huge numbers, no matter what position. We are now a team that is constantly a threat from all positions both from the starters and from the bench. When you have such talented shooting guards and posts on the floor with you at all times, it makes it so easy on a point guard to distribute. It doesn't matter who I give the ball to, I know they can and will score.
What is your favorite thing about Lynchburg women's basketball?
My favorite thing is most definitely the team. I honestly don't think there is a more loving and hilarious group of girls in the world. Every day is such a blessing to get to spend so much time with all of them. They make living so far away from home easy because I'm always smiling around them. It's impossible not to. The best part is that it shows on the court. Every girl is willing to do anything for the girls on the floor with them. It's such an amazing atmosphere to be apart of.
What do you like most about Lynchburg College and what led you to come here?
The opportunity to play basketball brought me to Lynchburg College, but the gorgeous scenery and fun, loving people kept me here. Without a doubt, I have met people that I will want in my life forever thanks to Lynchburg College. On top of that, I will leave being taught English by, in my mind, one of the best English programs there is.
In your mind, what does it mean to be a student-athlete and how has Lynchburg helped you out?
One of the coolest things about Division III is the ability to get an excellent education while still getting to play the game I love. Lynchburg really does stay true to that. Coach Pyzik and Coach Logan are constantly pushing us to be the best students we can be along with being the best on the court because they realize that basketball isn't the single most important reason we are going to college. Meanwhile, my teachers, especially within the English department, are constantly working to give me the best of both worlds.