Hot Seat: Rianna Gayheart

Rianna Gayheart



Organizational Leadership and Communication Studies Major

Rianna Gayheart has appeared in all 21 games for the Norse this season, averaging 6.9 points per game and 29.8 minutes. She scored a season-high 20 points against Lipscomb on Jan. 10, where she played 39 minutes. But, what else do you know about Rianna?

Q: What is your favorite pre-game meal?

A: I love any type of pasta or baked chicken.

Q: Do you have any sports-related superstitions?

A: Every game, I give my necklace and a headband to Kelli (Marksbury), our writer, and I pray before every game.

Q: What would be your best achievement to date?

A: Graduating in three years and starting my master’s is pretty big for me.

Q: What is the number one song on your iPod?

A: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran.

Q: Who is your celebrity crush?

A: Mel Doss.

Q: If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do?

A: Pay back my mom for taking care of me my whole life.

Q: What scares you the most? Why?

A: Mascots because they’re creepy! I don’t understand why any human being would want to get inside a mold of another thing. I just think that’s weird.

Q: What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

A: Rocky Road.

Q: What is your dream vacation destination?

A: Anywhere in the sun that has a lot of my friends.

Q: What other sport do you wish you were equally as good at?

A: Softball or volleyball.

Q: What is your favorite TV show or movie?

A: I’m really into “The Following” right now. I think it’s really good.

Q: What is your favorite holiday? Why?

A: July 4, because it’s my birthday.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of basketball?

A: I really like playing cards and I have a nephew that’s five so I love playing with him.