Introducing: Ana Llanusa

Tyler Pigg
By Tyler Pigg
Associate Director of Communications
AUGUST 09, 2017

NORMAN – Freshman guard Ana Llanusa has waited for this summer to come for a long time. Now that she is a part of the OU women's basketball program, Llanusa's dream of playing for the Sooners is now a reality.

Llanusa, who grew up 30 miles away from Norman in Choctaw, Okla., comes to OU after putting together one of the best high school careers in state history. She led Choctaw High School to the 2017 6A State Championship, earning multiple player of the year honors and a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention selection as a senior. Llanusa also won the prestigous Jim Thorpe Female Player of the Year Award by the Oklahoma Basketball Coaches Assocation after finishing her career with 2,249 points.

Her teammates have quickly noticed her scorer's mentality in the practice gym, but what does Llanusa like to do her in spare time?

Get to know Ana Llanusa.


Major: Undecided

Three Words That Describe Me: Godly, Energetic, Competitor

Hobbies and Interests: Painting and taking adventures

Favorite Food: Cuban dish Fircasa de Pollo

Favorite Pizza Toppings: Pepperoni and Italian sausage

Favorite Movie:  Love & Basketball

Favorite Song:  Formation by Beyoncé

Favorite Artist or Band: Beyoncé

Favorite TV Show: Pretty Little Liars

Go-to Karaoke Song: I Love You I Do from the move Dream Girls

Celebrity Crush: Michael Ealy

Beach of Mountains: Beach

Biggest Fear:  Drowning or being attacked by a shark

Pre-game Superstition/Ritual: My hair has to go in a bun, I pray before each game and listen to Beyoncé playlist

Favorite Professional Athlete:  Kevin Durant

Favorite Sports to Watch Other than Basketball:  Football and volleyball

Favorite former OU player: Courtney Paris

Best Advice I've Ever Received: “Stay humble at all times.”

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