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Q&A with Ava Irvin – Syracuse University Athletics

Q&A with Ava Irvin - Syracuse University Athletics

​​​As the Syracuse Orange prepare to host Bucknell in the JMA Wireless Dome on Friday, Nov. 25 (7 p.m., ACCNX), we continue our Q&A series to help you get to know your Orange! In this edition we talk with junior guard and Atlanta native, Ava Irvin

What is your favorite restaurant in Atlanta, and what’s your favorite thing to get there?

AI: Probably Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen or California Pizza Kitchen. From Pappadeaux, I will get the fried Oysters platter. From California Pizza Kitchen, I will get the tortilla soup – that is the best soup out there with the BBQ chicken pizza.


If you were not playing basketball, what sport would you play?

AI: You know, I think I would go into gymnastics because I love flipping and going on a trampoline. I tried to do gymnastics way back, but the first couple weeks was just stretching, and I was ready to get active and start flipping.


What is your favorite class you have taken at Syracuse?

AI: It would have to be my First Aid and CPR class that I took last semester. It was so fun to learn about treating others and learning about crisis and situation where people need medical assistance. You are there to help before the real medical team gets there.


Where is your favorite place on campus?

AI: On a good day, its right outside of Schine. Me and a couple of teammates will sit there and people watch. It is a great view with the Hall of Languages right there.


What is one word to describe Coach Jack?

AI: Energetic, passionate – I can keep going on. You can only say positive things.


What is your favorite sports Movie?

AI: I am going to have to go with the classic – Love and Basketball. You get the combination of the comedy, the romance- it’s a wholesome movie.


How would you describe the team this year?

AI: We are unique and have passion. We are all driven and want to accomplish a lot of things. Having a motivated group like that with strong beliefs and passions is really special.


What is your favorite season in Syracuse?

AI: Well, you know – fall is fall. We have a quick fall here before winter. But this time right now is the perfect weather.


If you where to drive cross country with one teammate who would you choose and why?

AI: This is hard, I would have to go with Teisha. We know how to have a good time and know how to have our own space. It would be an unspoken balance that we are both on the same page.


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