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Getting to Know Yiana Dimmitt
Courtesy: UCLA Athletics  
Release:  11/01/2010

Nov. 1, 2010

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
Working with kids in some capacity.

What's one of the most important things your parents did in your upbringing?
They taught me what it means to treat people with respect

What is the best present that you ever received?
An acoustic guitar which I have yet to learn how to play. It was purchased a year ago!

What's a pet peeve of yours?
Dirty ears. Also dirty finger and toe nails.

What do you enjoy most about the sport of soccer?
Since I'm a goalkeeper, I really love making big saves where my body gets completely horizontal several feet off the ground.

If you could have one superpower what would it be?
To be able to control time. I would love to be able to go back and live certain memories over.

If you could trade places with one person for a day who would it be?
I would love to trade places with the President of the United States just to know what it's like.

Who has been the most influential person in your life?
My Mother

What was your first job?
I worked in the mall at a store called Hollister when I was 17.

Do you have any pre-game rituals or superstitions?
My cleats, socks, shin guards and gloves all go on starting with the left side. Then the right side comes second.

If you could play another sport at UCLA what would it be?
Softball. But only because UCLA doesn't have a badminton team.

What is your favorite food?
Mexican or Chinese

Name one food you would never try.
Any type of cooked bug.

What is your favorite song on your ipod right now?
"In Your Atmosphere" by John Mayer.

What is your most memorable soccer moment?
Winning the State Cup for the first time with my club team the MVLA Mercury.

If you won the lottery what is something you would do?
Make sure that my family was financially stable for the rest of their lives.

Where is the best place you have traveled abroad and why?
Greece. I have a lot of family there. It's also a beautiful place.

Name a TV show that you are embarrassed to say you watch.
Jersey Shore. It's my guilty pleasure.

Name something that absolutely frightens you.
Aliens. Or at least the thought of them anyway.

What is your favorite quote/saying?
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do."

What is your favorite movie?
A Bronx Tale

What is something interesting about your hometown?
It has the best climate in the peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area

What is something most people don't know about you?
I also speak Greek

Who is your best friend on another college team?
Whitney Sharpe who plays for Texas Tech

Name a website that you visit at least once a day.
Terezowens.com or Facebook.com (I'm ashamed to say it).

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