Throughout the 2018-19 season, the Saint Joseph's women's basketball program will spotlight one of its student-athletes. This week, Hawk fans can get to know more about graduate student Rachel Gartner.

Name: Rachel Gartner

Hometown: Danbury, Conn.

High School: Danbury

Previous School: Boston College

Year: Graduate Student

Position: Guard

Major: Organization Development and Leadership

Nickname: Family and some friends called me Rach or Ray

Favorite Movie: "Glory Road", “Lone Survivor”

Favorite Book: "The Champion's Mind”

Favorite Song: "Lose Yourself" by Eminem

Favorite Artist: Eminem Favorite Season: Fall

Favorite Holiday: Christmas

Favorite Candy: Gummy Bears

Favorite Disney Movie: “Tarzan”

Favorite place to eat in Philadelphia: Essen Bakery

What do you like most about Philadelphia: Big sports city

Favorite thing about Philadelphia: Good bakeries and coffee spots

Who is your hero: Anyone who has served/ is serving our country

Who is your role model: Ashley Horner

Who do you look up to: My parents

Favorite professional athlete: Jason Kidd

Favorite sports memory: Winning basketball conference title during my senior year of high school

Interesting facts about you: I have an identical twin sister

Best talent other than basketball: Cooking

Favorite thing to do other than basketball: Explore the city, go biking

Netflix show that you binge watch: Grey's Anatomy, SVU Special Victims, and the Office in my free time

What super power would you want: Super speed

One fun fact about you: I enjoyed playing KenKen

If you were an animal what would you be: A dolphin, because they are my favorite animal

What three courses would make your perfect meal: Salad, halibut with rice and veggies, warm cookie/ brownie sundae

What is your dream vacation destination: Hawaii

Coolest place you have ever visited: Heidelberg, Germany

Career Goals: Find something to do that I'm truly passionate about

Life Goal: Play overseas

Dream Job: Performance coach for professional athlete

What made you choose SJU: I got along very well with my teammates and coaching staff

What does it mean to be a Hawk: Putting others before myself everyday

What is your favorite thing about being a Hawk: I love the location, and the people

What are your favorite things about SJU: The people and how close it is to the city

Favorite class that you are taking: Psychological Assessments

If I could play another sport in college I would play: Soccer

If I could travel back in time I would go to: Play football as a kid

If I could meet one historic figure I would: Michael Jordan during his playing career

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