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Bruin Profile - Natalie Nakase
By: UCLA Athletics

Natalie Nakase

Sport: Women's Basketball

Year: Redshirt Sophomore
Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

High School: Marina HS

Pre-game rituals:
"I take a rinsey (quick shower), listen to an upbeat song that I can dance to and eat a light snack."

What type of music do you listen to?
"Hip-hop and anything you can dance to."

Favorite food:
"Any type of chicken, especially chicken crispers from Chili's"

TV shows you can't miss:
"Blind Date, Friends, Full House, Dawson's Creek and Felicity"


If you could play any other sport at UCLA what would it be and why?
"Diving because it's similar to jumping off high rocks, which is so much fun."

Favorite place you have visited:

Place you would most want to visit:
"Australia. I heard they have the best beaches, and the water is nice and clear."

What do you like to do when you're not playing basketball?
"I like to go dancing, hanging out with friends, eating and shopping."

Who is the person you most admire and why?
"I most admire my father because he believes that hard work always pays off, he's very respectful of others, and he's always been there for me."

Favorite sport to watch:

Who would you like to play one-on-one against?
"Justin Timberlake"

Best event you've ever been to:
"Janet Jackson concert"

If you could trade places with anyone for a day, who would it be with and why?
"Anyone who earned a gold medal in the Olympics. I think that's the greatest achievement ever - to be the best in the world."

One word that best describes you:

Something about you few people know:
"I have a contagious laugh, and I love buying shoes."

Why did you decide to attend UCLA?
"It's close to home, it's near the beach, and it's the best school ever created."

What do you see yourself doing in the future?
"Being extremely happy and earning a lot of money."

What is the best lesson you have learned so far in college?
"Time management is extremely important, you must be organized."

What was your most memorable athletic experience?
"My senior year in high school we won the CIF Championship. I had one of my best games, and my team made school history by winning its first CIF Championship.

UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Sunday, Nov 01
vs. Vanguard
Los Angeles, CA
W, 113 - 42
Friday, Nov 13
vs. St. John's
Los Angeles, CA
W, 73 - 58
Friday, Nov 20
vs. James Madison
Los Angeles, CA
W, 90 - 61
Sunday, Nov 22
vs. South Carolina
Los Angeles, CA
L, 65 - 68
Friday, Nov 27 - 10:00 AM PST
vs. Louisiana Tech
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Saturday, Nov 28 - TBA PST
vs. Denver or Notre Dame
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas
Saturday, Dec 05 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Dec 13 - 11:00 AM PST
at Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI
Wednesday, Dec 16 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. UC Irvine
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Dec 18 - 7:05 PM PST
at Sacramento State
Sacramento, CA
Monday, Dec 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at California
Berkeley, CA
Monday, Dec 28 - 7:00 PM PST
at UC Riverside
Riverside, CA
Wednesday, Dec 30 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. USC
Los Angeles, CA
Saturday, Jan 02 - 2:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon
Los Angeles, CA
Monday, Jan 04 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 10 - 6:00 PM PST
at USC
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 15 - 6:00 PM PST
at Washington
Seattle, WA
Sunday, Jan 17 - 12:00 PM PST
at Washington State
Pullman, WA
Friday, Jan 22 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. California
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Jan 24 - 6:00 PM PST
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Jan 29 - 6:00 PM PST
at Colorado
Boulder, CO
Sunday, Jan 31 - 1:00 PM PST
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Friday, Feb 05 - 5:00 PM PST
at Arizona State
Tempe, AZ
Sunday, Feb 07 - 12:00 PM PST
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
Friday, Feb 12 - 7:00 PM PST
vs. Washington State
Los Angeles, CA
Sunday, Feb 14 - 11:00 AM PST
vs. Washington
Los Angeles, CA
Friday, Feb 19 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
Sunday, Feb 21 - 6:00 PM PST
at Oregon State
Corvallis, OR