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Kyle Franko: How did you get into gymnastics?
Latara Northcutt: I started gymnastics when I was six. My dad needed something for me to do after school so he just put me in gymnastics.
KF: You're from Georgia, so why did you choose Rutgers?
LN: I came to Rutgers because I knew Rutgers was a very good school academically and I was looking for more than just gymnastics. I wanted a school that was about both gymnastics and academics.
KF: New Jersey, Georgia — what do you find to be the biggest difference?
LN: I would probably have to say the people's attitudes, the way they do things.
KF: The weather?
LN: Definitely the weather [laughs].
KF: They taking out the snowplows in Georgia?
LN: [laughs] No, in Georgia whenever it snows they shut everything down — everything down and they tell you to stay off the road and don't go anywhere.
KF: If you were not a gymnast what sport would you like to play?
LN: Probably basketball. I'm tall for a gymnast, but not tall enough for a basketball player.
KF: What's your favorite team?
LN: I like the 76ers…and the Boston Celtics.
KF: You can't like them both.
LN: And I like the Lakers…I like everybody.
KF: Do you have any plans after college?
LN: I'm a psychology major with a biology minor and I want to go to med school ultimately in the long run, but that's probably not going to happen right away so I'm going to take a year off and study for my MCAT — get everything together.