2011 marks the first year of the USAU D-III National Championship, and the second year that the newly re-branded organization has run the tournament. The bid process to get into this year’s D-III championship is drastically different than last, and by no means uniform throughout the country. Some teams got here directly through
Sectionals Conference Championships, others through Regionals. Skyd sent 10 questions to every team Women’s team competing, and set the email to explode after 8 seconds.
Skyd spoke with Nina Ran:
Do you think the new system for selecting teams for D-III Nationals is an improvement?
What scares you the most about the upcoming tournament?
Mud. Wind. Grass. Dirt.
Have you perfected your autograph / how many babies do you plan on kissing / did you bring a flag for victory laps?
Yes. Only the cute ones. Yes.
Distance traveled to Nationals, method of transportation.
7 hours, via car.
How do you plan to intimidate the competition in pregame warmups?
We have a move called the “steamroller”
Buffalo is The City of No Illusions, of Good Neighbors, and Queen City of the Lakes. Who has the best nickname on your team(and what is it)?
Yu-Han’s nickname is Pikachu.
What has been the highlight of the year so far? The lowlight?
Highlight: some party…i don’t really remember….
Lowlight: some party….I don’t really remember….
Are you going to visit Niagra Falls?
We want to…apparently you need a US passport to be let back across the border…
Describe your seniors with 1 adjective each.