Student Athlete Profile - Stephania Velazquez, Women's Tennis

Oct. 5, 2005

Stephania Velazquez
Women's Tennis
Seroe Patrishi, Aruba

Stephania's Bio

Post-college ambition: To attend medical school and become a pediatrician

Person with greatest influence on her athletic career: Her parents

Biggest thrill in sports: Being down 6-2, 5-2, coming back to win the match in three sets and having the whole crowd cheering for you

Athlete she most admires: Her older brother

What impresses her most about her coach: His motivation and mentality

What has been her biggest obstacle to overcome: Tearing her meniscus and ACL in the same year

Hobbies and outside interests: Painting, body-boarding and traveling with her family

Favorite movie: Man on Fire

Favorite TV show: Friends

Favorite musical groups: Blink 182, The Used and Dave Matthews Band

Favorite food: Rode Kool en Appelmoes

Favorite class: Biology

Favorite book: The Da Vinci Code

Favorite professional team: New York Yankees

Person she'd most like to meet: Nelson Mandela

Words that best describe her are: Athletic, Hard-working, Down to Earth

Best advice she's gotten about sports: Always go for what you want and never let anyone discourage you

What people should know about her but probably don't: She was born in The Netherlands and lived there for her first three years then moved to Aruba

If they filmed a movie of her life, who would star in it and what would it be called: Me, and it would be called "My Life"

If she could have dinner with three people (current, historical, fictional), who would it be: Andre Agassi, Nelson Mandela, Bob Marley

Why she chose U of L: Good academics, great faculty and outstanding facilities

Best part of being an athlete: Staying in shape and being part of a team

If she won the lottery, she would use the money for: Save it for medical school