Cardinal Capsule

March 1, 2001


Lauren Kalvaria
Sport: Women's Tennis
Year: Junior
Height: 5'4'
Position: #2 Singles, #1 Doubles
Hometown: Indialantic, FL
High School: Boca Raton Preparatory
Major: Economics

NICKNAME:
Queenie

FAVORITE FOOD:
Sushi

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(s):
Garbage

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
John Grisham's Runaway Jury

FAVORITE CLASS:
Introduction to Race and Ethnicity with Professor Pedro Castillo

FAVORITE HOBBY:
doodling

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Contra

FAVORITE MOVIE:
The Shawshank Redemption

FAVORITE TV SHOW:
The Practice

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Steffi Graf

FAVORITE NON-WOMEN'S TENNIS ACTIVITY:
postponing school work

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
competitive

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
The Stanford Women's Tennis Team CD

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
South Africa and Zimbabwe

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Georgia

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MATCH? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
No special routine...just hang out with the team and try to stay relaxed

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
soccer

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
being associated with some of the best athletes in college

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
my competitive spirit...no matter how badly I'm playing, I try to make my opponent really have to earn a win against me

WHAT IS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED AS A SPECTATOR?
A match at the U.S. Open in Arthur Ashe Stadium

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
Switzerland

WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS?
Hopefully working at a place I really enjoy

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Winning the 1999 NCAA Team Championship when the odds were against us

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Hang out with my friends and teammates

MOST INFLUENTAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
my parents

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
The California weather, great academics, and incredible teammates and coaches

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I was born in Cape Town, South Africa

WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE STANFORD?
I was a good shoulder to lean on

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
oatmeal

COKE OR PEPSI?
Diet Coke

WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGIATE TENNIS?
Don't get discouraged because there's always another day.

EARLIEST TENNIS MEMORY:
hitting balls tossed by my dad at the University of Florida tennis courts

MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE:
chocolate

FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL:
turkey sandwich

PAPER OR PLASTIC?
plastic

HOW DID YOU SPEND LAST SUMMER?
Playing tournaments and travelling

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