Jan. 25, 2012
CSU’s Krefting using winter off season to prepare for spring
Q&A with Rams golfer
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Cecilie Krefting is a junior communication studies major from Oslo, Norway. Recently, she sat down with CSURams.com.
How did you get interested in golf?
The way I got interested in golf was because it started as a family sport. My mum, dad and my little sister and I could spend time with each other during the week and weekend. It still is that way in my family. Golf is also a sport where you always compete against yourself. That is something I really enjoy from this sport. You always want to beat your own personal low score, although you might be competing against 100 other girls at the same time. In golf you get to push yourself and see how low you can go.
How do you prepare yourself for competition?
Before a competition I just go through what I usually do at practice. You don’t want to start doing something new during or before a competition that can throw you off and change your focus. However, I usually throw in some extra short-game practice to just make myself ready.
What are your goals for the remainder of the season?
My goals for the remainder of the season are to practice hard during our offseason so that I will be prepared for spring. I want to perform my best, play more and accept what happens because everything happens for a reason.
What was your favorite course to play this fall? Why?
This fall I didn’t get to see much because I didn’t travel. However, I went to the University of New Mexico’s tournament in Albuquerque. UNM’s golf course is really pretty and very challenging but at the same time a lot of fun to play. It shows you your strengths and weaknesses.
What has been your greatest golf memory?
When I got my first hole-in-one the day before I turned 16. As a 16-year-old that was pretty awesome.
Who has had the biggest influence in your life? Why?
The people who have had the biggest influence in my life are my mum and dad. They have been very supportive of my decision to go to school in the states and not stay at home in Norway.
Besides golf, what is your favorite activity or hobby?
Besides golf I enjoy hanging out with friends. I love being active in general. I used to play tennis when I was younger. During the winter season I ski and snowboard.
What was your first job?
Working at a golf club.
Why did you choose to come to CSU?
I chose to come to CSU because I pretty much fell in love when I came on a visit. Colorado is very similar to home (Norway) and since home is so far away I wanted to find something that reminded me of home. I also feel that everyone here is so friendly and active.
What is your favorite thing about being a Ram?
My favorite thing about being a Ram is that I get to wear green and gold and say that I am proud to be CSU Ram. Being a Ram is truly a special thing; the support we get from other athletes and friends is special.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I don’t really know where I see myself. I’m taking it one step at a time, one day at a time.
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