Junior point guard Yashira "Cheetah" Delgado returned to her home state after a year at Arkansas to star for Hillsborough Community College in Plant City, Fla., last season. After leading the National Junior College Athletic Association in assists in 2011-12, Delgado is back in the NCAA Division I ranks with the Seminoles. The Kissimmee, Fla., native will look to provide the Garnet and Gold with the kind of play that leads to quadruple-doubles - a feat she accomplished last November.
On how she first got her nickname, Cheetah: "When I first started playing basketball... I guess because of my quickness."
On why she chose Florida State: "I heard it was a great program. I thought I would fit in well, and it's close to home."
On the quadruple double she had last year at Hillsborough Community College: "It was a great feeling. I actually didn't know I had a quadruple double until a couple of seconds were left in the game. My coach pulled me aside and told me. It felt great. We celebrated. I knew it was possible.
On what she plans on majoring in at Florida State: "I'm undecided. I kind of want to do something with kids. I'm not sure yet."
On her favorite part of basketball: "The excitement. The hype. The atmosphere. I love the game."
On her strengths as a point guard: "I believe my strengths as a point guard are my court vision and my ability to pass the ball."
On who she looked up to on and off the court growing up: "I always looked up to my mom and did things for her. I knew she wanted me to go far in basketball. I do it for her."
On her favorite point guard: "(LA Clipper) Chris Paul. I believe he is a true point guard. I love to watch him play."
On when she knew she could play big time college basketball: "Growing up, I always heard it. Kind of around my high school years people started telling me that they thought I'd go somewhere. I always believed it."
On what she enjoys doing off the court: "I enjoy playing other sports. I like playing volleyball and softball, and going bowling. My senior year, I played softball. It went well. I had always wanted to play it in high school. Because of basketball, I was never able to. I started in the outfield, but then came to the infield and played shortstop and third base."
On what she watches on television: "ESPN. Basketball."
On her favorite food: "My favorite food is Hispanic food, but I don't have a specific favorite."
On her heritage:
"I'm Puerto Rican and born in Florida. My parents are both Puerto Rican and my dad was born in New York."