Student-Athlete Spotlight: Kianna Holland, Women's Basketball

March 9, 2015

Kianna Holland, Women's Basketball Student-Athlete Spotlight

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Kianna Holland, a redshirt freshman from Seneca, S.C., is a transfer from Duke University where she did not play in a game in the 2013-14 season and will have four years of eligibility remaining. Holland will be eligible to compete for the Buckeyes at the end of the 2014 fall semester.

Student Life

    Do you prefer Oval Beach in the Fall or Spring (or maybe the Winter)? Spring
    Where is the best place to sit for lectures? Front row on the right
    Most underrated place to study on campus? On the benches in lecture halls
    Describe your first day as a student at The Ohio State University? My first day was a whirlwind. Coach Patrick (Klein) picked me up from my dorm and dropped me off at my first class, then told me to have a good day. I was totally intimidated by the large campus and I didn't know where anything was. I walked three miles around campus just trying to find my dorm again, while listening to turn-by-turn directions on my GPS. It is pretty comical looking back at it.
    Favorite professor: Karen Eleks

Popular Culture

    Favorite Social Media Account I follow: I don't have social media
    Favorite TV show: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills/Orange County/Atlanta
    Favorite movie: Hitch
    Favorite book and/or magazine: Book- The Great Gatsby
    Favorite celebrity: None
    Favorite singer or musical group: Not one in particular, but anything old school R&B
    The Last concert I attended was: It's been so long, I can't even remember
Sports
    Favorite pro sports team: None
    Favorite athlete: Lolo Jones
    Favorite athletic memory: Coming back from my first ACL injury and being invited to USA Basketball
    Event you most look forward to competing in: The National Championship
    Pre-game ritual: Listening to music and praying
    What is your top skill? Mid- Range Shooting
    What skill do you need to improve? Passing
Travel
    Most interesting place I've visited: The Virgin Islands
    Place I would like to visit: Puerto Rico
Food
    Favorite home cooked meal: Mushroom Soup
    Favorite snack food: Goldfish
Misc.
    Person I most admire: My mom
    In 10 years, I would like to: Be a highly successful attorney
    If I had a million dollars, I would: Invest most of it, but save enough to buy some exotic cars
    Coolest thing you did this past summer: Vacation with my family
    Most prized possession: My ipod/iphone
    I would like to trade places for a day with: Lisa Vanderpump
    Best piece of advice you've received: "Keep a bubble around you and your team, and don't let anyone outside of it destroy the sisterhood, love, and camaraderie that's within it"
    If you could have dinner with any 3 people (alive or dead), who would they be? Maya Angelou, Martin Luther King, Jesus
    Dream event (non-sport or sport-related) you would like to attend: New York Fashion Week
    Who tweets too much on your team: ??
    Do you have an interesting nickname? Ki
    What is your hometown known for? Seneca South Carolina is referred to as the "Golden Corner" and is known for its beautiful lakes and mountains
    Pop or Soda? Soda
    Cats or Dogs? Dogs