Wendy Knight

Photo by Tommy LaVergne


Last season, Wendy Knight was one of the Rice Owls’ top contributors, starting in almost every game and dominating in 3-pointers. She’s not just focused on her own stats, though: Knight aims to develop the team’s culture and presence on campus and the national stage.

A San Antonio native, the Rice junior has had a basketball in her hands since the first grade and is a die-hard San Antonio Spurs fan. When she’s not on the court or in class, Knight is busy with the campus Christian organizations Chi Alpha and Fellowship of Christian Athletes and helps her fellow Lovetteers as a Peer Academic Adviser.

8:15 a.m.
Wake up and eat the best meal of the day at Lovett

“I’m interested in operations research as a career.”

9 a.m.
Go to class: Numerical Analysis, which is “math without numbers,” and Mathematics for Undergraduates, a course focusing on proofs

11 a.m.
Quick hoop-shooting session at Tudor

Lunch: Finally a chance to catch up with friends

1 p.m.
Go to class: Number Theory, an exploration of how numbers are created

2 p.m.
Change and warm up for practice with teammates

“On game day, the team listens to throwbacks and hip-hop.”

3 p.m.
Practice! A time away from schoolwork spent with great teammates

5 p.m.
Weights, then ice bath and quality time with the team

“One of the most challenging things about being a student– athlete is having to miss certain school events or holidays. However, some of the best memories with the team are from Christmas break when we get to be together without worries about school.”

7 p.m.
Eat dinner back at Lovett

8:30 p.m.
Homework in study groups