WBB: Five days, meet No. 5, Miranda LeJune

Nov. 6, 2017

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UTA women's basketball is counting down the days until tipping off the season on Nov. 11 versus Incarnate Word on UTA Homecoming Week. With just five days until the opener, meet the Lady Mav's No. 5, senior Miranda LeJune.

How excited are you to get the season underway this Saturday?
LeJune- "I am pretty excited. It is my senior year so it is a little bittersweet, but I want to be able to go out with a bang. This is an exciting group so it is going to be fun, I am excited to go out with this team.

"We have a lot of depth. Some teams if you sub out, you see a decrease in play, it isn't like that. We have so many people that can come in and switch it up so you do not have any decrease in the level of play. It is going to be quick and fun."

How important was the team's trip to Costa Rica on preparing for this season?
LeJune- "It was huge. There was a lot of team chemistry. We got to play against other people early so it wasn't just like us scrimmaging each other. We got to put in plays and get a full 10 days of practice. It really shows now, because we have already come together and the first day we were already so far ahead."

Outside of basketball, what was your favorite part of the trip?
LeJune- "Going to the orphanage and seeing all the kids. It was just an experience to see their culture. I am so grateful for what we have, and they were so grateful for what they have. They were so care free and just wanted to have fun, so it was awesome to experience that."

When you transferred to UTA, what was your biggest reason for choosing to become a Lady Maverick?
LeJune- "Family. The environment, you could see it when you went on recruiting visits. With them it was like I felt at home here. It was always family, they didn't even have to sell it, they welcomed me and it was natural."



If you could give advice to yourself when you were a freshman, what would you say?
LeJune- "Just don't take anything for granted. As a freshman you come in and say you have four years and conditioning and such, but now I am done, but I am going to lose all of this at the end of the year, so don't take any of the time for granted and enjoy all four years."

After graduation, what is next on your agenda?
LeJune- "I want to go into coaching and keep up with basketball. It is what I love and I am excited to see what they next part offers to me to stay in the game."

Outside of basketball, what do you like to do the most?
LeJune- "I love outdoor activities, long boarding, hiking, the scenery, I love anything to do with that."

What are your objectives for the upcoming year?
LeJune- "Definitely a conference ring, get to the big dance. Our motto is decide to dance for that reason and this team can definitely do that and can really get there. That is our ultimate goal."

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