Buckeye senior Q-A session delves into her internship at local TV station and more …
Ashlee Trebilcock Q-A:
Ashlee Trebilcock, a 2008 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten selection, averaged 9.6 points per game in the 2007-08 season to aid in a 2008 Big Ten Championship for the Buckeyes. A three-point shooting threat, the senior guard from Boise, Idaho netted 44 shots from outside the arc during her junior campaign.
Once a child actress living in Los Angles, Calif., Trebilcock took a few minutes to answer questions about Buckeye basketball and her time spent in front of the cameras.
Q: Do you stay in contact with friends and family in California?
A: I fly out to California maybe once or twice a year since I’ve been here and I try to stay in contact with the people I was close with. For the most part though, that was high school and this is college, so I don’t really keep in contact with everyone as much anymore.
Q: What do you miss the most about California?
A: Definitely the weather, but you have to take the good with the bad. There are some not great things about California as well, like the traffic. From my house on Bethel to downtown Columbus is nothing. If I tried to drive from my house to downtown L.A., it would take me hours.
Q: What has been your favorite Buckeye basketball memory? Or are you hoping to make it this season?
A: It’s not really a Big Ten championship game or the tournament, or anything like that. It’s mostly the people. It’s the stuff that happens in the locker room or on the plane to games. We’re here to play big games, but it’s the people that I’ve met that have made it a good situation.
Q: As a whole, how has the entire team improved?
A: We’re a lot more of a “get up and down the floor” team. There have been games like the Nebraska game where we came back from 10 on the road, and I don’t know if we could have done that last year. This year, we always knew we had a chance.
Q: Where is the best place that basketball has taken you?
A: Growing up, we used to go to tournaments at places like Oregon, Florida, and Las Vegas. Basically any place where you get to stay in a hotel with a bunch of people your age is going to be fun.
Q: If you weren’t playing basketball, what other sports would you play?
A: Honestly, I’m not very good at anything else. I could never run track or play volleyball. If I were a guy I would probably play football and be a lineman.
Q: After completing an internship with one of the local TV stations this fall, will we be seeing you on the news after graduation?
A: It was a great experience and a lot of fun. I’m probably going to pursue something in an athletic
department or with a university coaching job first, but that might be the next thing I go into.
Q: If you aren’t in practice or in class, where will you most likely be found?
A: Probably on my couch. About once a year, I throw people a bone and go out, but I’m pretty much the old, boring person on the team.
Q: How do you get pumped up before a game?
A: I’m usually pretty chill. You really can’t tell when I’m pumped up. I don’t have to be bouncing around, but as soon as tip-off goes and the first pass is made, that’s when I get pumped. I don’t waste energy on getting pumped up beforehand.
Q: What is your favorite venue to play in?
A: The Schott. It’s so nice, I’m so glad that I get to play here, even compared to schools I’ve played at on the west coast.
Q: What is the biggest lesson you’ve learned from being part of a collegiate team?
A: It’s taught me how to deal with everything. Sometimes I get so exhausted, but I’ve been told that’s just how it is for the rest of your life. You’re going to have kids and a job, and you’re just going to have to deal with it. You need to buck up and get things done.
Q: What has it been like to be part of a team that has won four consecutive Big Ten championships? Does the thought of winning another title motivate you?
A: You would rather be the winners than the losers, so of course I would like to continue it. But I don’t really think about it that often. I think about it when I’m getting dressed up and I put my big, silver rings on though.
Q: Do you ever miss acting?
A: I miss being on the set. There’s something about being on the set and making a movie that’s a lot of fun. It’s kind of like being in the locker room or on a road trip; it’s just a bunch of fun, laid back people hanging out.
Read the full Q-A in tonight’s Game Day Magazine …