April 24, 2013

10 Questions With Kate Ivory

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Ten Questions Columnist Katie Schubauer caught up with senior Kate Ivory to discuss everything from lacrosse to majors to resembling animals.

1. Kate, you are a senior captain of the women’s lacrosse team. What has lacrosse meant to you over the course of your college career?It’s meant everything to me, and it has been so worth it. The people I’ve met and the experiences I’ve had, being able to go out every day and work really hard and have a competitive release are all awesome. I can’t imagine my college experience without having played on the varsity lacrosse team.Who is your favorite teammate?I’m going to have to go with my freshman little little litte [freshman], Greer McBeth, on this one. 2. What does it mean to be a communications major with fellow athlete Maggie Remsen?Maggie and I have had a great four-year fun as comm. majors. We call ourselves “The Comm. Heads.” We met in Communication Cases 101 and never looked back. Can you tell us about your study habits?Since I go to bed at 10 p.m. on weeknights, my study habits are blasting EDM music because it’s the only thing that keeps me awake. And I chug about five coffees a day. So those are my study habits.Is it true that you always spill your coffee in Comm. Law?That is correct. That’s very accurate. And I sit front row center so there’s no hiding it. Just ask Dale Grossman. 3. You are known to have many nicknames. Can you tell us some of them?Yeah, so I guess my biggest one would be Leeny, and that originated from [senior teammate] Veronica Lizzio calling me Kathleen one day. My real name is Katharine, for the record, and I was like, “Ew, that’s a gross name. Don’t call me that,” so obviously she made it stick. Now it’s turned into Leeny, Laney, Schleeny, Leenifer, any variation of Leen.What are some of the nicknames you have for Veronica?One day she demanded in practice that we call her Vermouth, and then a few days later we realized that that’s a type of alcohol so it probably wouldn’t be appropriate, but it had already stuck. So we kind of just went all different directions from there, and now it’s actually turned into Ronald and Ron. We have a good time with that.

4. Why did you choose to have men’s lacrosse player Rob Pannell in your photoshoot?Because he’s a babe. Who is Alanna Joel?(Laughing) Clearly, we like to do nicknames in my friend group and Alanna Joel is our name for Men’s Lacrosse goalie A.J. Fiore. We just come up with different variations that fit the abbreviation A.J. We call him Alanna to his face and he doesn’t really react to the weirdness of it, but he responds to it so that’s good. 5. What would you consider your best asset?I consider my best asset my personality, however I feel like most people think my backside is what I got rocking.Do you consider yourself a good dancer?I have a feeling other people don’t, but I think I’m pretty good and confidence is key on the dance floor.Can you elaborate on the “material girl” incident at Alpha Tau Omega?It was an incident involving an oversized dress and I’m going to leave it at that. Just ask Roy Lang [’12] about that one. 6. What significance does Wayne’s World have to you?Huge significance. [Senior teammate] Lauren Halpern and I dressed up as Wayne and Garth sophomore year for Halloween and I think it gained us a lot of street cred. We literally looked more like Wayne and Garth than the guys in the movie. 7. Tell us about your search for a boyfriend.I’m not on the search for a boyfriend. I love my single life, however one of my teammates has been trying to set me up very persistently with a boyfriend before the end of senior year. So boys, if you’re reading this, I am now accepting applications, and I like tall, dark and handsome.Fat or Matt?(Laughing) Matt is an old friend but Fat is always a good time.I heard you found your soulmate on a boat trip in Ibiza. Can you elaborate on that?Yeah, so there was this guy we met in Ibiza and we called him Monkey Man because he literally looked and acted exactly like a monkey. There was a bit of a language barrier. He didn’t speak any English, but we just really connected on that boat. We just both were dancing and having fun and being monkeys together.

8. What animal do you resemble most?That’s a tough one. In high school everyone said I was like a bird because I perch a lot apparently. I don’t know what that means exactly. Here, everyone says I’m like a worm or a clam. Veronica actually says I look like the inside of a clam which, if you Google image search, is like the worst looking thing you could find so I don’t know. You’d have to ask my friends. 9. Can you tell us about your experience holding the prestigious title of Little Sister of a certain campus organization?(Laughing) So shout out to my lineage — love you guys. This year we had a really funny Little Sister night and I gave a few speeches and then it was over in a flash. 10. Which other Cornell team do you like to hang out with the most?I’m going to give some love to the football guys on this one. They always come ­­to all our games, and we love hanging out with them.

Original Author: Katie Schubauer