Each week, Randolph athletics showcases a question and answer with the WildCat of the Week. This week is a senior from the volleyball team Brooks Gillerlain.
Last weekend, Gillerlain reached the 2,000 assist mark for her career and became the fourth player in Randolph history to do so. At the Maroon Classic, her assist totals were 12, 23, 16, and 12. Through nine matches, she has 158 assists to rank seventh in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference.
You reached the 2,000 assists mark this past weekend. Only three other Randolph players have done that. What does this achievement mean to you?
It's obviously a great honor, I am not very stat oriented so it was a complete surprise when Coach Matthews told me I reached 2000!
The team now enters ODAC play with matches against Randolph-Macon and Lynchburg upcoming. Despite the team's current record, do you treat this as a "new" season and a chance to make your mark?
Every season is considered a new season, our team doesn't like to focus on past years except for motivation. We have a solid group of seasoned returners and three great first years to add so I'm excited for what's in store for the rest of the year.
As a senior, what will you miss the most at the season's conclusion?
Obviously, as a senior I realize this is my last year I will be able to play volleyball competitively. I will really just miss the sport overall; I love any type of playing whether it be 2 or 6 on each side.
While graduation is still several months away, what are your future plans?
If all goes to plan I hope to attend Virginia Tech and be a student in there new graduate program, Master of Science in Nutrition. This program will allow me to have the needed experience and be able to sit for the Registered Dietetic Exam in two years. I would like to focus in sports nutrition, eating disorders, and/or maternal/ fetal nutrition.