Friday Focus: Megan Van Tatenhove, Women's Basketball
Senior Megan Van Tatenhove is looking to make this season better than her last. Playing in all 33 games last season, Van Tatenhove has already seen time in each of the eight games the Bonnies have played so far. Scoring 101 points this season, Van Tatenhove scored an individual season high of 18 points during the Nov. 14 game at Canisius and the Dec. 7 against Indiana. Playing 15 minutes or more in each game so far this season, Van Tatenhove looks to be a leader for the Bonnies. Get to know Van Tatenhove off the court!
1.) What is your class year and major?
I'm a senior elementary education/early childhood major.
2.) What is one of the hardest classes you've taken here at SBU?
Human development and learning; the pop quizzes in that class are what got me.
3.) What is your favorite food to eat?
Kiwis and bacon … but not together.
4.) What is your proudest moment?
Winning a state championship my senior year as well as making post-season berths every year here at Bonas.
5.) Who would you say has been the most influential person in your basketball career?
My father, Phil, has taught me so many great things about the game as well as giving me good advice when I need it. Even when I was 10 years old, he'd give me advice on how I can better my game. My mother, Mary Jo, is also very supportive. She sends me silly, yet inspirational, texts before each and every game.
6.) What is one fun fact someone wouldn't know about you?
After watching a good movie, I watch the same movie over and over again, at least 10 times, before I move on to a different movie. I've done this since I was little.
7.) What do you think are some good attributes an athlete should have?
Athletes need to have patience and confidence in their coaches and teammates but also in themselves. Athletes also need humility for self improvement. Athletes must have opportunities to improve – it can be the difference between being good, being great and being the best.
8.) If you had to describe yourself in just a few words, how would you describe yourself?
I'm a competitive and emotional player but a shy, quiet and silly person off the court.
9.) Where do you see yourself in the future after you graduate from St. Bonaventure?
I'll either be playing professionally or at graduate school in Wisconsin for speech pathology, then living down in Florida.
10.) What is your favorite part about being a Bonnie?
I love being a Bonnie because of the close community and the support that is received on and off the court. Being part of the Wolf Pack comes with great pride, and it's something that isn't offered at most schools.