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Monique Mejia



Sport: Softball

Year: Junior

Position: 2B/OF

Hometown: Corona, CA.

High School: Corona Santiago HS

How old were you when you first started playing softball?:
10

Who is your favorite former UCLA softball player?:
Gina Vecchione or Julie Marshall

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?:
Playing for UCLA

What is the toughest place you have ever played?:
Oklahoma City vs. Oklahoma during the 2000 WCWS Championship

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport except softball, who would you be and why?:
Monica Seles because of the money and because she's been my favorite forever

Do you have any pre-game superstitions or rituals?:
I pop my glove 11 times before warming up

What is your favorite sport other than softball?:
Soccer

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?:
America's Sweethearts

What are the TV shows you can't miss?:
Friends, Sex & The City

What is your favorite place on campus?:
Panda Express

Why did you come to UCLA?:
It was my dream to play softball for UCLA since I was 12.

What classes at UCLA have you liked best?:
Communication Studies M40, Language & Gender

What is your favorite book?:
White Oleander by Janet Fitch

If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?:
1. Win the World Series twice, 2. Get my dream job, 3. Get my dream boyfriend/husband

What is the one thing you would not do no matter how much money you were offered?:
Stick my hand in clogged garbage disposal water

Tell us something about yourself that few people know::
I love pictures of clouds/sky - I have a total of 73

If you had one last meal, what would it be?:
Pizza, lobster and a brownie sundae

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?:
Cherry Garcia

Who is the most famous person you have met?:
Method Man, Ben Stiller, many more!

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?:
Go to the beach - I wish it was summer year-round.

What would you never be caught dead wearing?:
High heels on Bruin Walk

What is your worst habit?:
Falling asleep at family functions or in public

What is the strangest thing that has ever happened to you?:
A homeless guy tried to run me over on his bike

What is the best Christmas or birthday present you ever received?:
The necklace I always wear that I got from my mom

What is your pet peeve?:
Hearing the very end of my favorite song on the radio

What is your favorite color?:
Pink


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