Kortney Dunbar in her own words:
To: Inside Tennessee
I would like to write my first journal simply by giving you some background information, things about me, and most importantly, FUN FACTS!
I would like to start off with my birthplace. I was born in Alton, Illinois. I moved to Edwardsville, Illinois, the start of my sixth-grade year and have been living here ever since. It's a medium-sized town in Southern Illinois approximately seven hours and 15 minutes away from Knoxville.
I grew up playing on an all-boys basketball team when I was in the third grade. I really enjoyed playing with them because it made me better, both physically and mentally. I live with my mother, Christine, and my father, Mark. I have one sister, Kirstin, who is currently a junior at the University of Illinois. She is studying molecular cellular biology in hopes to be accepted into medical school. From there, she would like to pursue a career in pediatric surgery.
I have one dog as well, named Zoie. She is a 7-year-old Shiba Inu. I love my family very much. I wouldn't be who I am today without them. They have been there every step of the way and I couldn't thank them enough for the much-appreciated support.
I used to play soccer, volleyball and tennis, as well. I never really had as much interest in those sports as I did basketball, so I decided to give the sport I loved my most undivided attention. That decision has landed me in Rocky Top and I couldn't be happier.
I will be wearing No. 13 next year at the University of Tennessee. This number has been in the family for years, and I wanted to keep that tradition going. I have been lighting it up from deep range in this lucky number ever since I was 4-foot-nothing.
I am currently in preseason workouts for high school, and we start tryouts on Nov. 4. I can't wait for the season to officially roll around! We have five seniors on the team this year so we have to finish on a high note.
I would like to close up this week's journal with a few fun facts about me. My middle name is Nicole. My favorite food is barbecue ribs. My favorite color is orange. What a coincidence, right?
My favorite song is "Gone, Gone, Gone" by Phillip Phillips. I might be from the Midwest, but I love country music! I really want to play in the WNBA after college. I can't really cook, but I love to bake! I played the drums in fifth grade, and I was the only girl in the percussion section. ROCK ON BABY! I love to sing, and I'm pretty good at it.
Lastly, if I were granted three wishes, what would they be?
1. To remain healthy throughout my basketball career.
2. Win as many national championships as I can wearing a Lady Vol uniform.
3. Be an inspiration to many young girls to further pursue their dreams of playing basketball.
I am very excited to be joining the Lady Vol family. The coaches, teammates and fans are absolutely amazing!
Tennessee is special, and I'm so happy to be a part of it. Thank you all so much for the love and support! GO VOLS!