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Thursday, July 28, 2011
Danielle Adams works overtime

By Adena Andrews

In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take an abridged version of the famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Danielle Adams, a San Antonio Silver Stars power forward who led Texas A&M to the 2011 NCAA women's basketball championship, talks about how she works on her stamina, admires her mother and patterns her game after Lisa Leslie's.

What is your idea of happiness?
Danielle Adams: Surrounding yourself with people who can encourage you and are friendly.

What is your idea of misery?
DA: Being around negativity all the time. Misery is also surrounding yourself with people who really are not doing anything for themselves and are just trying to bring you down along with them.

What is your main fault?
DA: Conditioning and stamina. Coach [Dan Hughes] has me doing extra work before and after practice to work on this. I don't really have any faults off the court.

If not yourself, who would you like to be?
DA: My mom. She is a hardworking woman, a single parent, and she never gives up. She works for Sprint in their finance department.

Who is a hero or heroine you admire the most?
DA: Lisa Leslie. Growing up I would watch the things she did on the court and try to mimic my game after her.

What is your favorite food and drink?
DA: Any kind of sushi and fruit punch Gatorade.

What is a talent you would like to possess?
DA: I like to play video games. I am real competitive in video games. I wish I could play those better. I actually like to play the basketball video games.

What is your greatest fear?
DA: If something bad were to happen to my family.

What is your greatest extravagance?
DA: Jordan sneakers. I have about 11 pairs.

What is your most treasured possession?
DA: My Bible.

What is your present state of mind?
DA: Just being encouraged to be a better role model to younger kids and teaching them that doing all the bad stuff is not good for them. I want to let them know that working hard in school and paying attention will help you live your dream.