College of Charleston will finish the season at the 2012 CCSA Championships at the University of Georgia from Feb. 16-18.
Q: How did you start diving?
A: I started diving around freshman year in high-school, I was a gymnast for about 10 years and then I got injured, so the next best thing was diving.
Q: How did you decide on coming to the College of Charleston?
A: When I was first looking at schools, I was looking first and foremost for a school with academics and some place that I really connected with. When I came to the college and I really loved it. I didn't know if I want to dive at first, but then I talked to Coach Zimmerman and it seemed like the perfect fit, and that's how it all happened.
Q: What is your major? And what do you plan on doing once you graduate?
A: I am double majoring in Hospitality and Tourism, and Business Administration. Right now I am just looking for jobs in hotels, and actually anything that I can get my hands on.
Q: What has been memorable to you about being at CofC?
A: My favorite thing about being at the College of Charleston was meeting all the people on the team, and the faculty and staff that have really made this a memorable four years.
Q: How did you get into swimming?
A: I started swimming when I was first born as my parents just threw me in the water. We lived in Saudi Arabia at the time, so it was really hot and we were always at the pool and they just expected me to get in and swim. I started swimming on a swim team when I was four, because my sister joined our summer league swim team and I had to join, because I had to do everything my older sister did.
Q: How did you decide that you wanted to come and swim at the College of Charleston?
A: I decided to choose Charleston and swim here because I found it in a book and I was living in Germany at the time, so I wasn't able to tour many schools. I was just looking in a book at a bunch of schools in the south, because there is really nice weather here compared to Berlin. I came on a few tours around this area and I fell in love with the College of Charleston. I spoke with our coach and he said I could swim. So it all worked out.
Q: What is your major, and what do you plan on doing after graduation?
A: My major is International Business with a minor in German, and I plan on moving to Germany and finding a job somewhere.
Q: How do you plan on finishing up your last season swimming?
A: I plan on finishing the season with my best times over the four years, and hopefully the women's team will improve and we can make a place at the CCSAs.