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Varsity - February 16, 2012

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WOMEN'S BASKETBALL A CASE IN POINTS Imitating her father and idolizing Pistol Pete Maravich, Taylor Wurtz grew up knowing what it takes to be a scorer — the exact role she has now grown into with the Badgers BY MIKE LUCAS • UWBADGERS.COM T aylor Wurtz can attain an inner peace by making sure there's a basketball in her hands ("I love the sport,'' she said of her passion) and music in her ears ("R&B and rap,'' she said of her preference). On any given day, including scheduled team off-days, she will get on the court and shoot. Visualization is a part of these sessions whereby she will visualize game situations. "It makes it fun that way,'' said Wurtz, a junior on the Wisconsin wom- en's basketball team. "Get some layups, create off the dribble, listen to my music. Oh, yeah, I do it (visualize) all the time.'' This is all an extension of those days when Wurtz, the Badgers' lead- ing scorer and rebounder, used to shoot in the driveway with her dad, Lud Wurtz, the ninth-leading scorer in Ripon College history. 43

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