March 2, 2009
BERKELEY - With 15 wins under its belt, the California women's water polo team is off to its best start since the 2000 season. The Golden Bears recently hosted their first home game against USC on Feb. 28, which gave sophomore utility Coral Kemp a chance to demonstrate her vocals by singing the national anthem before the game. Kemp, who hails from El Segundo, Calif., scored one goal last year as one of the only true freshmen on the squad. Kemp has already notched 16 goals, including four multi-goal performances. CalBears.com took some time to learn about Kemp's background, which is rich in water polo and Cal history.
CalBears.com: Your dad, Kelly, is an inductee in the USA Water Polo Hall of Fame as a coach, did he get you started playing water polo?
CalBears.com: Your grandparents, Parker and Margaret Kemp, both graduated from Cal, did that influence your decision to come to Cal?
CalBears.com: What is the best piece of advice you've ever received?
CalBears.com: What is the worst piece of advice you've ever received?
CalBears.com: You and Remy Champion probably have the most unique names on the team, if you could change your name, what would it be? Did your parents choose your name for any reason in particular?
CalBears.com: If you had a time machine, what year would you travel to?
CK: "I don't know what year exactly, but totally back when dinosaurs ruled the earth."
CalBears.com: You sing the national anthems before all the Cal home games, how long have you been singing? It is it your primary hobby outside of water polo?
CalBears.com: What is your biggest pet peeve?
CalBears.com: In the last women's water polo Q&A, Paige Lorenz wanted the next women's water polo student-athlete to answer: Do you prefer Beyoncé or Sasha Fierce?
CalBears.com: What question would you want the next women's water polo athlete to answer?
For a complete listing of past Q&As with the California women's water polo team, click here or look on the sidebar on the main women's water polo page.