Erin Grant is the other individual who Coach Sharp would like to assume the leadership role. After an outstanding freshman year, Grant has proven her playmaking abilities. Now the sophomore must assume the other part of the point guard role. "I kind of figured out what it was all about last year being a freshman. This year I kind of know what it takes," said Erin Grant. Coach Sharp has talked with Grant about assuming the leadership role on this Texas Tech team. "I think I can be the leader of this team," said Grant.
If those players are unable to assume the role of leader for any reason, then the responsibility will probably fall on the rest of the seniors. Coach Sharp isn't sure if this senior class has developed the mentality necessary to win a championship. "They're going to have to step up and prove it," said Coach Sharp. Trying to become leaders has been a struggle for this group of players that has received so much attention. "I think the thing that has haunted them the most in their careers has been the ability to assume a big time role," said Coach Sharp. Despite the struggles, Coach Sharp is confident that this group will be able to make the necessary adjustments. They've also got a little extra motivation this year. "They're the first senior class since 1992 that hasn't gotten a ring," said Sharp. "This is their chance to get payoff."