RICHMOND, Va. -There's no secret who will be getting the ball at crunch time for the VCU women's basketball team this year as junior Courtney Hurt is ready to step into the spotlight as the Rams' go-to player.

Hurt, who was a All-CAA Third-Team Selection last year, and her teammates open the season this Friday at High Point University. Prior to the Rams' opener, Hurt sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Nan Turner to give us the inside scoop on what she's up to off the hardwood.

NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
My favorite thing about VCU would be that it pays for my education and my teammates.

NT: When you're not on the court, what do you like to do in your free time?
When I'm not on the court I enjoy playing my Xbox or just hanging out with my teammates.

NT: If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose? Why?
I would play on the women's volleyball team. They make playing a Division 1 sport look like a lot of fun.

NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
The most influential person in my life is a toss-up between both of my parents John and Shiroleen. I can't just pick one! They both inspire me to be the best that I can be on and off the court and believe in me when I'm too dumb to believe in myself.

NT: What are you most looking forward to this season?
Just playing and getting on the court, it's an adrenaline you can't quite match.

NT: What's your favorite and least favorite part of a game day?
Least favorite part of the game day would be settling down my nerves. My favorite part of game day would be getting ready and pumped up before the game.

NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
I'm really indulged in the business world, I love accounting and playing the stock market.

NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?

Quick Hits

Favorite place to eat in Richmond? Mojo's, their wings are heaven
School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU? UGA, that's where I want to get my masters in accounting.
Favorite pump up song?
I don't really have one but that's where my teammates come in, they always seem to getting me ready to go.
Favorite place to shop? Regency Mall, all the stores I shop at are in one convenient place.
TV show? Jersey Shore! My teammates and I get together in watch the drama unfold every Thursday night the shows a blast.
Movie? My all-time favorite move would be Dark Knight it's a classic.
Favorite vacation spot? Besides my home would be the Bahamas, I love cruises!
Funniest teammate? That's a hard one to answer, all my teammates are funny but if I had to pick one it would be Sonia, she seems to get everybody rolling.
Favorite class this semester? Intermediate Accounting class, it's challenging but yet intriguing at the same time.