Sept. 16, 2009
BERKELEY - Sophomore midfielder Zulma Munoz joined the California women's soccer team this year after playing her freshman season on the Cal club team. A native of Berkeley, Munoz did not have to go very far to find her dream school in Cal. Munoz, who is the first person in her family to go to college, is a well-rounded student-athlete who also gives back to her community. CalBears.com sat down with Munoz to find out more about the newcomer.
CalBears.com: You are the first person in your family to attend college, was going to college something that was stressed to you a lot growing up?
CalBears.com: You're a Berkeley native, what is it like to attend college in your hometown?
CalBears.com: When you were in high school, did you think you would end up going to college in the same town?
CalBears.com: You played on the club team last year and now you're on the varsity squad, what has the transition been like for you?
ZM: It's very different. I've had a bit of trouble trying to adjust to the demands of a collegiate soccer team and school, but I really like it. The highlight of my day is coming to practice and playing. Even though I miss my club teammates a lot, and we're still friends and see each other, I just really love the training I get here. I'm becoming a better soccer player, and I love that.
CalBears.com: You volunteer with Team Up for Youth, a non-profit organization that works in engaging girls in sports, how did you get started in that?
CalBears.com: At 5-0, you're the shortest player on the team, how do you use your height to your advantage?
Calbears.com: Since you're from Berkeley, you've probably eaten at every restaurant there is, which one is you favorite?
CalBears.com: If you could snap your fingers and appear somewhere else, where would it be?
CalBears.com: Which three people would you invite to dinner?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: What question would you like the next women's soccer student-athlete who does a Q&A to answer?
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