FEATURE: Meet The Minutewomen - Griffin
Feb. 11, 2014
AMHERST, Mass. - Take a minute to get to know sophomore Arielle Griffin of the UMass tennis team. Griffin, a Jamaica N.Y. native and Computer Science major, recorded two singles wins in the fall 2013 season. She also tallied a doubles win alongside teammate Sonia Bokhari against UConn (10/10).
Griffin opened her spring campaign with a singles win over Brown 6-1, 6-4 in the squad's first dual match of 2014 (1/31). The sophomore also posted back-to-back singles and doubles wins against Bryant and Long Island last weekend. Griffin clinched both No. 1 doubles victories alongside teammate Yuliana Motyl (2/14-16).
When did you begin playing tennis?
How did you get involved in the sport?
Do you have any family members involved in tennis?
What is your favorite memory attached to the sport?
Who is/was your favorite coach?
What are your hobbies outside of tennis?
Who is your most admired person and why?
Who is your most admired athlete and why?
Why did you choose the University of Massachusetts?
What is your typical routine on the day of a match?
Go through a checklist to make sure I have everything I need for the match in my tennis bag.
Do you have any superstitions for before or during matches?
What are your goals for the season?
How are you preparing mentally and physically for the spring season?
Give a reflection on how you think the 2013 fall season went. What were you happy with? Are there things you hope to improve upon for the spring season?
What are your plans for after college?