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Tiffany Burgess



Sport: Women's Track & Field

Year: Senior

Hometown: Van Nuys, CA

Last School: Birmingham HS

Who is your favorite former UCLA athlete and why?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee because she is an amazing Olympian who lettered in two UCLA sports

What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Breaking the UCLA school record in the 800m

Who is the best runner you've faced?
My teammate, Lena Nilsson

How old were you when you first started running track?
14

Who inspired you to take up track & field?
Florence Griffith Joyner

What was your favorite moment of last season?
Winning the USC-UCLA dual meet

If you could be a professional athlete in any other sport except your own, what would sport would it be and why?
Football because it's physical and aggressive

If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
I wish that more people would support track

If you could give advice to a young kid playing your sport, what would it be?
Don't fear pain because the better you manage the pain, the more elite you become.

Why did you come to UCLA?
It is the best school for a good mix of athletics and academics.

What is your favorite place on campus?
Rieber Dining Hall

What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
Pootie Tang

What is the TV show you can't miss?
The Bernie Mac Show

What is the last CD you bought?
Nelly

What is the most embarrassing CD in your collection?
Dirty Dancing soundtrack

What is the most embarrassing movie you've ever paid to see?
The Spice Girls movie

If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
Jedi mind control

What is your nickname?
SiwftTiff

If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
Lobster

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Breyers Mint Chip

Who is the most famous person you have met?
Val Kilmer

What is your worst fear?
Tornados

What is your worst habit?
Being late

What is your favorite childhood memory?
Playing with my dad

What is your favorite thing to do outside of sports?
Travelling

What is your favorite color?
Blue


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