The latest entry of the Emory Senior Spotlight Series takes a look at current student-athlete Molly Weiss from the women's basketball team.
Name: Molly Weiss
Hometown (HS): Marlboro, NJ (Marlboro)
Sport: Women's Basketball
Major: Business (Marketing and Information Systems and Operations Management)
** How did you start getting involved with basketball? How old were you when you started playing?
Started in 3rd Grade playing for my town's travel team.
** Do you have any current plans for after graduation?
I will be working for IBM as a Technical Solutions Specialist in the NYC office.
** What is one piece of advice you would give to your freshman self?
Confidence is everything- don't be so hard on yourself.
** Which Emory faculty or staff member has made the greatest impact on you and why?
My head coach Misha Jackson. She has helped me grow tremendously as a student-athlete, person, and leader and has always done everything in her power to make sure our experience as Emory student-athletes is the best it could possibly be.
** What is one class would you retake just for fun and why?
Drama Therapy (Health 385)- I took it with a bunch of teammates at the time and it was always fun practicing our drama exercises and performing for the class together.
** What is something that people may not know about you but should?
I have a twin brother who also plays basketball in the UAA.
** Other than basketball, what is another one you think you could play at a high level?
Soccer- I played for a competitive club team then quit when it started to conflict with AAU basketball.
** What is one professional athlete (past or present) would you like to have a conversation with and why?
** How have you been trying to occupy your time with given the current COVID environment?
Watching a lot of TV and attempting to run long distances.
** Food you hate that everybody else seems to enjoy?
** What would you say are your top three movies or television shows of all time?
Greys Anatomy, Scandal, Homeland
** What is your favorite thing to do around Atlanta?
I always love trying new restaurants around Atlanta and exploring new areas.
** What has been your most memorable moment during competition during your Eagles career?
Making the NCAA tournament
** Favorite non-athletic moment from your past few years at Emory?
Just all the time spent with my teammates hanging out and exploring Atlanta outside of basketball.
** What would be one thing you'd like to impart to the underclassmen before finishing your career?
Always remember to have fun. It may sound silly, but there will times that are not so easy or particularly enjoyable in the moment. It goes by way too quickly to not try to find a way to have fun with each practice, lift, or film session.