Time Out With Mary Jo Noon

Mary Jo Noon

Dec. 1, 1999

Full name: Mary Jo Noon
Hometown: Clarksville, Indiana
Birthdate: May 22, 1980
Major: Exercise and fitness

What's your favorite word?

What is your best personal characteristic?
Listening to people and being there for them

What's your favorite sound?
The sound of the band playing "Hail Purdue"

What's your favorite smell?

Any food in particular?

How many rings before you answer the phone?

Would you rather be healthy, wealthy or wise?

What's the best thing about playing for Purdue?
The biggest thing is how much everybody cares for each other and is like a family. The second biggest thing is the fans. They're incredible.

Who are the best players you've ever played with?
Stephanie McCarty and Ukari Figgs. They were true leaders and got the most out of us. They knew when to step up.

Who is the best player you've ever played against?
I would say Nina Smith (of Wisconsin). She's fundamentally sound.

If you could meet any celebrity, who would it be?
Rick Pitino. I like his coaching style and the way his teams go out and play hard all the time. When he was at Kentucky he got his players to do what they had to do to win. They were serious all the time but they had lots of fun.

Who would play you in a movie?
My sister. She knows me inside out and knows what I would do in any situation.

What's the first thing you ever wanted to be?
A brain surgeon

What do you like to do outside of basketball?
I like to be with my friends, swim in the summertime, spend time with my family, play with little kids.

Any superstitions?

What's the worst feeling in the world?
For me, losing somebody you're close to and also not being able to participate in something that you wanted all your life.

What's the best feeling in the world?
Having my teammates tell me that even though I didn't play, I had a role on last year's team. Them acknowledging that made me feel so much better.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I want to be playing professionally. After that I want to get a stable job and raise a family.

Complete these sentences:
The person who makes me laugh most is Shinika Parks.
What makes me mad is when people chew their gum real loud.
I wish I could know the answers to everybody's questions.
I will not eat peas or spinach.
Most people don't know that I'm actually not from the country.