A junior Steers guard, Gerleanzy Ganadonegro is an integral part of the Magdalena transition offense on the floor.
Question: How long have you been playing basketball for the Steers?
Answer: Around five years. Before then, I played in AAU. Us girls played in places like Mescalero or Albuquerque. One time we played in Colorado. Any place we could find a game.
Q: Are you a Magdalena native?
A: I was born in Socorro and my mom brought me back to Alamo, which is where I currently live.
Q: What is the most important part about being a good basketball player?
A: Trying to achieve your goals. When I was a kid, I wanted to achieve everything watching the NBA players. My goal is to try and play for college.
Q: What is the best aspect of your game?
A: I try to distribute to the other players on my team. When it’s not working, I work to score any way that I can.
Q: What part of your game would you like to work on most?
A: Scoring more points. Making my teammates better. Finding better passes for my girls.
Q: What is the best part about being a part of the Steers team?
A: Hanging around with the girls because they are like family. I wouldn’t trade anything for that. They don’t stop and they don’t give up. You cannot replace that.
Q: How do you plan on getting to the next level as a player?
A: Working harder everyday. It starts with my shots and running during practice.
Q: What is your favorite sport that you do not play?
A: Volleyball. It’s fun to watch and I love how the players hit the ball. That is a sport I can sit back and enjoy in the stands.
Q: Who is your favorite athlete?
A: Michael Jordan. He’s the best basketball player. He could do everything. Jordan achieved everything he sought out to do in his life as an athlete.
Q: What would you tell a younger player coming up as a competitor?
A: Do your best. Never give up and achieve whatever it is you can do.
Q: If you could have dinner with any famous person, who would that be?
A: Kobe. He died too young and he was trying to achieve bigger goals that we all strive for. It would be great to hear what knowledge he had to give.