Getting To Know Diver Karina Silva

Feb. 18, 2011

Get to know senior diver Karina Silva as the Madrid native answers questions for UCLABruins.com.

What has been your favorite memory during your time at UCLA?
The day I got to UCLA. At that moment I knew everything I ever wanted was right here.

If you could do another sport at UCLA, what would it be?
Surfing. Yes, UCLA has a surf team.

Do you have a pre-meet ritual? If so, what is it?
Not really. But, before every dive I like to talk to my coach.

What is your favorite song playing in your IPOD right now?
I have over 5500 songs, and I love all of them, but lately I've been really into Django Reinhardt.

Who is your hero?
My mom.

What's your favorite thing to eat?
Food is always good, but sushi might top the list.

What is your favorite thing to do away from the pool?
I like being in LA and discovering all the amazing things and people this city has to offer.

What is something most people don't know about you?
I have really bad hearing, that's why I sit in the ront for classes.

Name a TV show you are embarrassed to watch.
Gossip Girl. I love it.

What is your favorite movie?
So many to choose from, but Woody Allen's Annie Hall is my most recent favorite.

What website do you visit most often?
BBC news. I read it every morning and it's my home page.

What is your favorite Coach Wooden quote?
"Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are."

What does it mean to be a Bruin?
It means you're smart, talented, dedicated and most likely to succeed. It means you're special and you have something that no one else has to offer. Not everyone gets to be a Bruin.


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