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Volume I & II Athletes

Halimah Bashir
Distance, Women's Track 


Name: Halimah Bashir 
Birth date: 8/4/85
Hometown: Willingboro, New Jersey
Parents’ Names: Bridget Godwin; Naim Bashir
Siblings’ Names: Sakinah, Naimah, Koran 
Pets and Names: None
College Major: Speech Pathology & Audiology

50 Things to Know about Halimah Bashir

The Favorites!

1. Favorite Quotation (and who said it): 
To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world. ~Unknown.
2. Favorite Color: 
3. Favorite Performer: 
Alliyah, RIP
4. Favorite Movie: 
Love in Basketball
5. Favorite Book: 
What to say when you talk to yourself (a self-help book)
6. Favorite Television Show: 
Cosby Show, Discovery Channel, Little People
7. Favorite Song: 
India Aries Newest CD—the whole album is very inspirational 
8. Favorite Class: 
9th grade wood shop, Willingboro High School, Mr. Cozi
9. Favorite Teacher: 
Mrs. Brown, Trigonometry, 12th grade, Willingboro High School
10. Favorite Subject: 
Lunch j/k. History, 10th grade, Willingboro High School, Mr. Lloyd 
11. Favorite Food: 
Italian pastas 
12. Favorite Vacation Spot: 
Anywhere in Florida
13. Favorite Place to Hang Out at WVU: 
WVU’s famous UP all Night!!!!
14. Favorite Sport to Play: 
15. Favorite Sport to Watch: 
Ice skating and I’m a new fan of college football
16. Favorite College Team: 
Women’s track and field @ WVU
17. Favorite Professional Team: 
Love them all! When I’m watching football (any sport for that matter) I usually pick a team that I like and root for them!
18. Favorite Car: 
Ever since high school I have always wanted a Jetta; but now I’m leaning more towards an Escalade. I feel safer in big SUVs.

The Bests!

19. Best thing about WVU: 
Endless opportunities 
20. Best thing about Morgantown: 
The scenery around the campus (best in the fall)
21. Best thing about my hometown: 
tranquil, small suburban town, right side out of Philly and it’s only an hour and a half from New York 
22. Best thing about attending WVU: 
The whole college experience; meeting knew people and forming relationships that will last long after the college experience is over 
23. Best thing about getting a college education: 
In my family, the fact that on my mother’s side I will be the first to graduate college 
24. Best thing about my major: 
You are able to interact with people and may be able to better a person’s life in some way
25. Best experience in middle school: 
Playing soccer and softball was the most fun. That was also the time in which I joined track which eventually led me to WVU. 
26. Best experience in high school: 
Traveling with the track team all over the United States (New York, California and many other states between)
27. Best experience at WVU: 
Freshman year when I began getting accustomed to the town; meeting friends in Towers that I still have today; experiencing things for the first time on my own
28. Best vacation or trip: 
My trip to Georgia for the Sugar Bowl was very memorable!

Three Qualities

29. Three qualities I look for in a friend: 
Someone who is honest, trustworthy, and has a sense of humor
30. Three qualities I look for in a teacher: 
Someone who is dedicated, compassionate, and energetic 
31. Three qualities I look for in a coach: 
Someone who is honest, trustworthy, and cares about his or her players
32. Three of my best qualities: 
Someone who is trustworthy, humorous, and honest
33. Three things I want others to remember about me: 
I accept people for who they are. I’m a genuine person. I try my best in everything I do, regardless of the task. 
34. Three reasons why people succeed: 
Desire, self-fulfillment, and motivation
35. Three reasons why people fail: 
Lack of motivation, lack of determination, lack of self-confidence 
36. Three things I do when I am bored: 
Turn up the music and sing and dance in front of the bathroom mirror (It’s a lot more fun when your roommate joins in); go to the Rec Center with my friends and get in the hot tub; go to the free Zumba classes they have at the Rec and dance with my favorite instructor, Ms. Gemma

Most Important Things

37. Most important thing parents can do for their children: 
Guide them in the right direction; play an active role in their education; and support them when they find something that they enjoy.
38. Most important things teachers can do for their students: 
Actually care. If a teacher cares about the student’s outcome, the student automatically works hard knowing that the teacher is not just going through the motions. 
39. Most important thing coaches can do for their teams: 
Actually believe in the team as a whole and also set a standard that can not be compromised by negativity 
40. Most important thing to do in school:
Take every experience, good or bad and learn from it. I’ve heard that once you are out of school, you are going to wish you were back. That’s why you have to try to enjoy everything, even the all-nighters studying, as well the good times. 
41. Most important thing to do every day:
42. Most important thing to remember about life:
I have a saying that I wrote: 
There is always light at the end of the tunnel; it’s just the dedication and perseverance to overcome all obstacles between you and the light …called LIFE. Just remember whenever you feel discouraged mentally, physically, or even emotionally, know that all goals can be accomplished, and with faith all wounds eventually heal over time. All is but a test that will be graded by the One above. 
43. Most important thing to remember about family: 
Most of the time they are the ones who have your back through thick and thin, so hang in there with them. Family always will be there even when you’re down, so try your best to form solid lasting relationships with the ones who care about you the most. 
44. Most important thing to do when the going gets rough: 
Get tough, stick it out, and in the end you will become that much stronger.


45. If I could do anything, I would: 
have everyone in this world stop fighting and be at peace with one another. 
46. If I could change anything in my past, I would: 
not change anything; the experiences that I have gone through are what help shape me to be the person I am today.
47. If I could meet anyone, I would meet: 
Martin Luther King, Jr. 
48. If I could go back in time, I would: 
love to see how it was to live in the old days, with no running water and no television, to see if the simplicity of life back then would be better then it is today. 
49. If I could see into the future, I would want to know: 
who I’m going to marry and where I’m going to work/live and how many kids I’m going to have! Lol
50. If I won a million dollars, I would:
pay a few bills, invest in some real-estate, and give the rest to my mother and father so they can do what ever they wanted. Oh yeah, and maybe buy myself and some family members a few gifts!