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#3 Remy Champion
Position: Driver
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Palo Alto, Calif.
High School: Palo Alto
Experience: 3 Letters

Cal Success
• Scored 29 goals as a junior in 2009
• Earned excellent level Academic All-America recognition in 2008 and 2009, and is three-time MPSF All-Academic
• Had two goals against San Jose State and a goal against USC in the 2009 MPSF Tournament
• Has notched 47 career goals

High School Success
• Member of several Junior Olympic All-America teams and a 2004 Senior National Championship All-American
• Four-time first-team all-league pick and SCVAL league MVP in 2003 and 2004

Personal
• Mother, Barb is in the Cornell Hall of Fame for ice hockey and father, Craig, competed in track and field at Cornell
• Sister, Haley, swam at Stanford and sister, Laurel, competed on the Cardinal water polo team
• Majoring in economics
• Parents are Craig and Barb Champion

Goals
2007 5 2008 9 2009 29 Total 47

Why I Choose Cal
"Its great reputation as a public university and its excellence in athletics coupled with its location in the Bay Area made it appealing to me. The city of Berkeley is also such a unique place and provides and exciting atmosphere to live."

Q&A with Champion, posted Feb. 17, 2009:

CalBears.com: What will you be doing this summer?
Remy Champion:
"Celebrating the graduation of some of my friends! Maybe doing some traveling - both here in the States and abroad. I want to go on a West Coast road trip, spend some time in Washington, D.C., and possibly travel to Germany!"

CalBears.com: What is the strongest part of your game?
RC:
"I cannot reveal this information because of scouting purposes...but really, I can't!"

CalBears.com: What is your weakness?
RC:
"Chai tea lattes with soymilk, vegan cookies, and sunny, warm days."

CalBears.com: Do you have a hidden talent? What is it?
RC:
"I have many! But one of them is that I can put my leg around my neck."

CalBears.com Your parents were active in athletics at Cornell, was attending Cornell an option for you?
RC:
"The only water in Ithaca, N.Y., is of the frozen variety! Cornell was never really an option for me. I wanted to play Division I water polo, and Cornell didn't have at the time. I also wanted to stay on the West Coast because I think East Coast winters would be too much for me. I need my sun."

CalBears.com: Both of your sisters were student-athletes at Stanford, was attending Stanford ever in the picture for you? Is that a source of competiveness for you and your sisters?
RC:
"That other Bay Area school (Stanford) was one of the universities that I was considering. However, Cal turned out to be the perfect fit for me. My sisters and I basically don't talk to each other on days that Cal plays Stanford. But I think I'm close to getting them to wear a Cal shirt!"

CalBears.com: What is one thing about your hometown of Palo Alto, Calif., that you miss?
RC:
"My backyard. There resides my cat, Princess, a huge trampoline, and lots of nice-smelling flowers."

CalBears.com: You have a very unique name, is there any story behind why your parents named you Remy? Also, if you could change your name, what would it be?
RC:
"My grandma suggested my name, but my parents liked it because they wanted names that couldn't be nicknamed! Remy is French and means `from Rheims.' If I could change my name, I would change my middle name to `the,' so my full name would be Remy The Champion."

CalBears.com: In the last women's water polo Q&A, Meghan Corso wanted the next women's water polo student-athlete to answer, if you could be any animal what would you be and why?
RC:
"If I could be any animal I think I would be a pangolin. Go look that one up! Or maybe a penguin because of the movie "Happy Feet.'"

CalBears.com: What question would you want the next women's water polo athlete to answer?
RC:
"Would you rather eat a glass full of live wasps or eat glass?"

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