Taylor McIntosh's Blog
- Follow the Kansas women's basketball team through the words of KU junior forward Taylor McIntosh. The Wichita, Kan. native is a three-year starter and co-captain of the 2006-07 Kansas Jayhawks.
May 14, 2007
The school year is coming to an end and I can now call myself a senior. For the past two years, I have been a pre-pharmacy major and finally began the admissions process for pharmacy school in February. I had an interview three weeks ago, so the only thing I have left to do is wait for the letter (hopefully an acceptance letter) to come in the mail.
Besides school, I have been working out with "crazy" Coach Hudy to get stronger and faster for next year. Since this is my last blog of the year, I decided to let everyone tell how their postseason has been going instead of trying to myself. Thanks for all the support and I look forward to seeing you all next year!
Since the season has ended, I have been trying to concentrate on my school work. Currently, Ivana and I are in chemistry trying to keep our heads above the water, we're definitely spending a lot of time together studying, like we don't spend enough time with each other.
As far as basketball goes, we have definitely been working in the gym and with Coach Hudy in the weight room. I think all of us are looking forward to the end of the semester and getting a chance to spend some time with our families. I have no big plans set but a little rest and relaxation is in order. I might even on occasion be seen out on the golf course.
Since the basketball season ended I have been doing nothing but schoolwork ... just kidding :-). It was nice to rest but I needed to start working out. School is going pretty good and I am finishing up a couple of my classes as we have final projects and papers and no final exams. I still have at least two final exams.
I'm really looking forward to going back to
Spring is my favorite time of the year. First of all, because my birthday was March 12 and I know that I will go home to
The last day of individual workouts for the postseason was last week. It was a long and hard season, but I have definitely been improving. I am awaiting finals week and hopefully can maintain my 3.79 GPA.
After school gets out I plan on going home for two weeks and spending time with my family and friends. When I return in June, I will be ready to get back to work. I am taking six hours of classes this summer and will hopefully improve my jump shot, especially my three-point shot. In July, I am not taking classes and plan on taking a week of vacation with my family to
I have been busy (of course) with individual workouts and Hudy, trying to improve myself in order to better the team. Besides basketball, I was accepted to the
Also, I have recently signed up for the school program in Big Brothers Big Sisters; I'm really excited to meet my little sister and start the program. For break, I will be driving the 12 hours back to
The season has come to an end; there are big numbers that count down the days left of school everywhere I turn; in my room and in my daily planner. I have to first say, this year was a good year. I felt like I hit a wall, but got up and never gave up. I really enjoyed every moment. But the team has been working extremely hard the last month to prepare for next year. I have been getting my school work back on track and am ready to take a vacation to
My plan for the rest of the season is to work hard in class and get more mentally tough in workouts and individuals. My plan for the summer is to go to
Postseason workouts have been going well as we all continue to get better. As for me, after postseason workouts I will be going back to my home in
This summer I am really looking forward to going home for two weeks. I really miss my family - especially my mom. We always talk on the phone about how much we miss each other. After those two weeks are over, I plan on coming back to campus and getting back to work. I will continue to work on my shot, because Bonnie has been telling me that its looking a lot better, so I'm going to take that and run with it. Next season you all can see for yourself.
The month of February has been good to the Lady Jayhawks. We won three out of our last five games. The first win came against
In my first two years at
A couple of days later we defeated the Longhorns in
Danielle had the hot hand for most of the game, so everyone knew she was going to get the last shot, but Shaq just happened to be wide open under the basket because two Texas players ran out on Danielle. I'm pretty sure they wanted to force a contested jumper rather than an uncontested lay-up.
On Valentine's Day the Missouri Tigers came to
There is nothing like getting a chance to play your two biggest rivals in the same week and after losing to
February 21 was also a special day, particularly for Sharita and Shaq. It was senior night, the last time our two seniors would be playing in Allen Fieldhouse. We played the Oklahoma Sooners to a six point game and although we did not come out with a victory, we did not go down without a fight. That has been our "MO" all season. We fight and fight and our young players have learned how to do this longer and harder than ever before.
Eventually all of our hard work will pay off for us in the long run. Even though the season is about over, we still have the Big 12 Tournament the first week in March. While we have struggled to finish close games, I'm almost positive no one is looking forward to playing us in the tournament!
Jan. 1, 2007
Happy New Year KU basketball fans!
Currently we are on break from school and have been for the past two weeks, so there has not been a lot going on lately. We've had more time to devote to practice, watching film and preparing for games.
Assistant coach Karen Lange practiced with us for awhile on Saturday until someone busted her lip. Sorry Karen the Big 12 is a very physical conference! Also, we said our last good-byes to Crystal Kemp who is leaving in a few days to play basketball overseas.
Besides that, everyone got a chance to go home for a couple days to see their family and enjoy some time off during Christmas break, which was nice considering how long basketball season tends to be.
When we came back to
I'm pretty sure Kelly wished she had a higher number because she ended up with some big, purple, fuzzy socks and did not have to worry about anyone taking them. Since I am a nice teammate, I will not say the name of the person who bought the socks but she is #20.
The year is almost over and we are about to start conference play on Wednesday against the Iowa State Cyclones in
Nov. 22, 2006