Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Wishes, Aggie-Style

While my list is full of things like a new tape recorder, some pens that work for more than three days and an intern to type up quotes from all my interviews, those involved with Aggie athletics have some more interesting items on their Christmas wish lists. 12th Man On Campus set off recently to discover what a few of A&M's coaches and athletes are hoping Santa delivers to them this Thursday. --True

Coach Gary Blair, women’s basketball – I want to have a sellout here without having to give away the product. Our crowds have gotten better with each game this year, and I just hope to keep drawing. Some day, before I ever leave here, I’d like to see a sell out of this place. I also hope Bob Gates is making the right decisions (overseas) to get our troops home as soon as possible.

Kristen Heiss, swimming – A backpacking backpack and steak knives…haha interesting combo, I know!

Coach Tana McKay, equestrian – We need a second barn; that is definitely on our list!

Josh Carter, men’s basketball – I just want to win some games.

Ashley Snoey, equestrian – Spur straps or horse treats

Coach Mark Turgeon, men’s basketball – I am looking forward to a few days off and being around the family. I don’t feel like I’ve been around them very much lately. Winning a few games leading up to it will help the mood around the house.

Cailey Dreyer, equestrian – I would love some extra time with my trainer from Santa, so I am prepared for the second half of the competition season, which starts back in January!

Sarah Woods, swimming – A puppy that hides from the landlords

(Sarah also made wishes for a couple of her teammates…)

- Julia Wilkinson would like a new shoulder.

- Kristen Heiss would like Sarah and Julia to empty the dishwasher more.

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