Getting to Know: Bridget Ryan

Bridget Ryan

Bridget Ryan

July 29, 2014

Each weekday this summer a new cadet-athlete will be featured in Getting to Know, a Q&A series where Army fans can read about their favorite players. Today's cadet is junior women's basketball player Bridget Ryan.

NAME:
Bridget Ryan

HOMETOWN: Scotch Plains, N.J.

MAJOR:
Economics

DESCRIBE COACH MAGARITY:
Coach Magarity is extremely passionate. He knows a lot about basketball and really cares about our development and well-being on and off the basketball court.

FAVORITE ATHLETE: Chris Paul

BEST PART OF ARMY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
My teammates. Actually, I should really call them my sisters.

FAVORITE ARENA TO PLAY IN:
Ohio State

OPPONENT MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO PLAYING:
UC Santa Barbra

HOW ARE YOU SPENDING YOUR SUMMER:
Platoon Sergeant for the Summer Garrison Regiment, AIAD to Rochefort, France, PIAD

TO RELAX, I:
Sleep or watch TV

FAVORITE MEAL:
Spaghetti and meatballs

FAVORITE PART OF ARMY GAMEDAY:
Winning!

FAVORITE PART OF WEST POINT:
I am challenged everyday both physically and academically. I have the opportunity to go to a school that allows me to serve a bigger purpose. Knowing that I will lead soldiers one day is a great motivator to be the best cadet and person that I can be. No one can get through West Point alone; it is incredible to think about all the selfless people who care about you and help you along the way.

DESCRIBE ARMY WOMEN’S BASKETBALL:
Fun, funny, competitive, loving, selfless.

ARMY’S OFFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE:
Kelsey Minato

ARMY’S DEFENSIVE MVP IN 2014 WILL BE:
Brianna Johnson

WHAT PLAYER WILL SURPRISE PEOPLE IN 2014-15:
Brianna Johnson. She’s always been a lockup defender but she is going to surprise people with her ability to score this season. 

WHO IS THE STRONGEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Jordan Elliott

WHO IS THE FASTEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Brigette Ocran (aka BO)

WHO IS THE FUNNIEST PLAYER ON TEAM:
Tie between Jean Parker and Kelsey Minato

WHICH PLAYER IS MOST LIKELY TO BECOME A GENERAL:
Olivia Schretzman

WHAT TEAM THAT IS NOT ON OUR SCHEDULE WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY AND WHY:
Columbia so I can play against my sister, Kate

I FOLLOW HOW MANY PEOPLE ON TWITTER:
Zero, Twitter is lame

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