Tenn Questions: Isabelle Harrison
This season, as we take a Total Access look at Tennessee, we'll also have quick visits with the Lady Vols. Sophomore Isabelle "Izzy" Harrison, a 6-foot-3 center averaging 10.5 points and 8.5 rebounds, stands up to our Tenn Questions survey:
1. What's the hardest thing about being from a big family with 11 siblings?
Isabelle Harrison: The hardest part was getting your own clothes and shoes. I've had a lot of hand-me-downs. There wasn't a lot of new stuff. Once my sister was done with her clothes, they would go right down to me. And dinnertime was always chaos. We had cafeteria trays. The green ones were for boys and pink were for girls. You'd go get in line and get your food.
ISABELLE HARRISON FILE
Full name: Isabelle Hannah "Izzy" Harrison
Birthday: Sept 27, 1993
Hometown: Nashville, Tenn.
Majoring in: Considering psychology
Fun fact: Her father, Dennis Harrison, played in the NFL for 10 seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, Los Angeles Rams, San Francisco 49ers and Atlanta Falcons
Fun fact II: She is one of 12 children in her family: Idette (33 years old), Dennis, Jr. (32) Danielle (31), David (29), Dianne (27), Daniel (25), Della (23), DeeDee (22), 22, Isaiah (19), Ian (16) and Dorie (13)
2. If you could listen to only one singer or musician for the rest of your life, who would it be?
Harrison: Beyoncé. (Are you looking forward to the Super Bowl halftime show?) Oh definitely. My dad played [in the NFL], so I know football. But I think the halftime show, especially this year with Beyoncé, is the most exciting part of the event.
3. If you could be any super hero or cartoon character, which one would you be and why?
Harrison: I would have to be Wonder Woman. She's like the female version of Superman. She can do everything he can. I'd want to be like that.
4. Did you watch cartoons while growing up? If so, which one was your favorite?
Harrison: I watched a lot on Cartoon Network. "Johnny Bravo," "Edd n Eddy," "Cowardly Dog." I used to watch "Rugrats" when I was little. I loved "Rugrats." Angelica was my favorite character.
5. When you were younger, what was your parents' favorite saying?
Harrison: Usually, when we got in trouble, my dad would just be like, "You must be tired, so go to bed." So there I was, laying in my bed at 6 o'clock at night. I didn't think the things I was doing were bad. He probably just didn't want to deal with so many of us and knew we couldn't get in trouble laying down.
6. What's your favorite pre-game meal?
Harrison: If it's an early game, it's pancakes. I could eat that for a later game, too, because I love pancakes and bacon. But if it's a regular pre-game meal, then it's chicken or lasagna.
7. What is your favorite food?
Harrison: My favorite foods are lasagna and Mexican food. Chipotle is about five steps away from where we stayed last year, and we spent a lot of time at Chipotle.
8. Why do you wear No. 20 at Tennessee?
Harrison: Last year, I wanted to wear No. 21, but Vicki Baugh was here. So I got 20 instead. I could have changed it this year, but I wanted to stay with 20. I like the 20 numbers on any jersey.
9. Who is the biggest prankster on the team?
Harrison: Me or Miko [Kamiko Williams]. We kind of prank each other. Last year, me and Cierra [Burdick] got ketchup and Saran wrap and some athletic tape from the training room. We went to Shekinna Stricklen's apartment and dropped it on her car one night. Two days later, we walk out and Cierra's car has chips and peanut butter all over it, and chairs on top.
10. Finish this sentence: Life as a Lady Vol is
Harrison: The bomb.com.
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Total Access will go behind the scenes every other Wednesday this season, presenting in-depth looks at the people and personalities that make up Tennessee basketball.