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Bruin Profile - Chrissie Zartman
By: UCLA Athletics

Dec. 5, 2002

Chrissie Zartman

Sport: Women's Volleyball

Year: Sophomore

Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA

Last School: Bishop Montgomery

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How old were you when you first started playing your sport?

Name your favorite former UCLA player and why:
My mom because she is one of the best players and people that I know

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Having fun and working hard with my teammates and family

Where was the toughest place you ever played?
The beach on a windy day

Who was the best player you played against?
My sister

What professional team would you like to play for and why?
The FIVB world tour because it is fun to travel around and meet people from different countries

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?
Not really, but I do pray

Who inspired you to play your sport?
My mom, dad, and sister

What was your most embarrassing moment in a game?
When I stepped on my shoe and tripped over my own feet in a game

What was you favorite sport other than your own?

What was your favorite moment of last season?
The Penn State match [NCAA Second Round]

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
The small court on the beach and the rally scoring

If you could give advice to a young kid playing your sport, what would it be?
Have fun and work hard in everything you do

I chose my uniform number because:
It was my mom's number

What's your favorite opponent city to visit?

Who is the first person you call after a game?
My family

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Legally Blonde

What is the TV show you can't miss?

If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be and why?
Kelly Kapowski from Saved By the Bell because she was really nice and had a lot of fun with her friends

What was your favorite TV show when you were a kid?
Saved By the Bell

What celebrity do you admire most?
Mike Meyers because he is very talented, has fun in life, and yet still seems to be grounded

What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to go see?

What is your favorite place on campus?
My room

Why did you come to UCLA?
It is a great school academically, is in a great place, has really nice people, a good volleyball team, and awesome coaches

What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Social Welfare

What is your favorite book?
Tuesdays With Morrie

Who do you admire most in life and why?
My mom, dad, and sister because they are the greatest all around people

If you could have superpowers, what would it be?
To fly

If you could know the answer to one question, what would that question be?
What is the meaning of life?

Tell us something about yourself that few people know:
I like chocolate

Who is the one person you would want to be stuck on a deserted island with?

What is your nickname?
Bigs, Chez, and Zarty

If you had one last meal, what would it be?

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie Frozen Yogurt

What is your favorite midnight snack?

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Pauly Shore

What would you never be caught dead wearing?
Any real fur from an animal

Do you have any phobias?
Arachnophobia and claustrophobia

What is your worst habit?
Biting my nails

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?
When I almost got expelled from kindergarten for crying too much

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?
A stuffed ostrich

What was your favorite toy as a child?
The game clue

What is your pet peeve?
Rude people

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Any time I was with my family

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Hang out with friends or sleep

What is your favorite color?
Light blue

What phrase or word do you use way too much?
That's fun!

What is your favorite holiday and why?
Christmas because everybody is so jolly and happy

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