You probably know Angela Rodriguez as a former four-year starter at UW-Milwaukee who ranks among the Panthers’ all-time top seven in points, assists, made 3-pointers and free throw percentage.
You may also know that the 2011 Horizon League Newcomer of the Year and all-conference standout holds the UW-Milwaukee record for assists in a season, but did you know her first job just happened to be her dream job?
Name: Angela Rodriguez
Nickname: A Rod
Position: Shooting guard
Jersey number: #23
Hometown: Oak Creek, Wisconsin
College (major): UW-Milwaukee (Communication)
Prior professional experience: 5 years (Poland 1 year, Germany 2 years, Iceland 2 years)
TV show: All American (Netflix)
Movie: The Guardian
Music act: Chris Brown
Book: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do by Amy Morin
Meal: Crab legs
Athlete: Wesley Matthews
Sports team: GLO
Vacation spot: Hawaii/Paris
Wisconsin attraction: Summerfest
Hobbies: Working out, fashion & shopping
Number of states visited: 33
Number of countries visited: 11
Two bucket list items: Visiting Santorini Greece, owning a house
Job: Professional basketball player
Car: White ‘91 Dodge Intrepid
Dream job: Professional basketball player
Basketball highlight: Signing my first overseas professional contract in Poland
Proudest team accomplishment: Beating Green Bay AT Green Bay senior year when playing at UW-Milwaukee.
Proudest individual accomplishment: Horizon League Freshman of the Year Award.
Best player you’ve played against: Brittney Griner.
Your basketball Mount Rushmore: Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Ray Allen.
Funniest: Three-way tie with Gabbi, Steph and Alex
Best dancer: ME
Best shooter: Gabbi, Steph, Alex, Merissa, Kelly, Laura, Kay, Taylor, Jolene, Dori, Julie, Liza, Tay, Mehryn, Sam, Gaby, Allie, Jess