Who is your favorite former UCLA athlete and why?
Jackie Joyner Kersee is an obvious one. She is one of the best athletes, ever, to exist.
How old were you when you first started competing in track & field?
I was in seventh grade, so I guess I was about eleven.
What is your favorite place on campus?
I like the dining halls and the track.
What class at UCLA have you liked best?
Either "Art and Social Action", or "Women in Art"
Why did you come to UCLA?
It had the ideal combination of art (my major) and running
What has been the highlight of your athletic career?
Coming to run for UCLA!
What was your favorite moment from last season?
There were a lot. Beating SC and probably running a solid 10,000m race in the end of the season.
Where was the toughest place you've ever competed?
Nationals for cross country was really tough. It was freezing, and the field was huge and intimidating.
If you could change anything about your sport, what would you change?
If possible, I would make it less subjective and also bring back more of the artistic part of it.
Do you have any pre-race superstitions or rituals?
I am not really superstitious, but warming up a certain way every time is crucial.
If you could give advice to a young kid playing sports, what would it be?
Don't play what everyone else is playing! Try different things that may suit you better. And, of course - never give up.
What is your favorite sport other than your own?
Basketball. I used to play point guard in high school.
What is your favorite opponent city to visit?
Stanford, Palo Alto
Who is the first person you call after a meet?
My parents, of course, then my grandparents
If you could have one last meal, what would it be?
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Cookies and cream or mint chip
What is the one movie you must have in your movie collection?
What was the most embarrassing movie you've paid to see?
What is the TV show you can't miss?
Will and Grace
If you could be a character on any TV show, who would it be?
Definitely Jack from Will and Grace
What celebrity do you admire most?
Any celebrity that actually makes good use of their popularity and money
If you could meet any person living or dead, who would it be?
Vincent Van Gogh
If you could have superpowers, what would they be?
To freeze time
If you were granted three wishes, what would they be?
Cure to aids, cure to cancer, different president
If you could travel in time, where would you go?
To the sixties
What is your pet peeve?
What would you never be caught dead wearing?
High heels to class
What is your worst habit?
Watching trashy TV
Do you have any phobias?
What is your nickname?
What phrases or words do you use way too much?
What is your favorite childhood memory?
Having mud fights with my friends
What is the best birthday present you've ever received?
For my birthday my aunt gave me movie gift certificates, which I thought were cool.
What is your favorite holiday and why?
I like Thanksgiving- I love the food.
What is your favorite thing to do outside sports?