Allison Vernerey's first year playing basketball abroad has already seen her pick up a conference title with Duke in the ACC conference.
She was also named in the ACC rookie team alongside Diandra Tchatchouang (Maryland).
That is not all, Vernerey's work as a student has been recognised when she was named in the ACC conference All-ACC Academic team.
That is not all, Coach P had coached the U21 Women's National team to the world title in 2007.
As Vernerey and Coach P both prepare for the first round of the NCAA tournament (Big Dance), they took some time of their busy schedule to answer a few questions about each other and their conference title.
Vernerey also gave a little insight on the key element that enabled Duke to beat Maryland.
Vernerey speaks in French during the interview and explains that the funniest moment she had with Coach P was when she came to visit her in France.
She chuckles when she remember what a shock it must have been for Coach P to come from the big city in the United States to her small village with a population of about 200 people.
Three times this season, Vernerey and Duke faced Maryland with Diandra Tchatchouang, her international team-mate. As nice as it was to play against her friend, she believes the key to victory is the ability of her team to win the battle of the boards and play hard against a robust team for forty minutes.
She adds: "It is such a great feeling to win the ACC conference title, especially for me that has just arrived." Vernerey goes on to explain that the title is a motivation factor for the rest of the season and the future.
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Date created: 19 March 2010