Dec. 30, 2011
Espinoza’s sights set on team qualifying for NCAA regional tournament
Q&A with Rams golfer
FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Brianna Espinoza is a senior liberal arts major from Phoenix, Ariz. She carries a 3.18 grade-point average. Recently, she sat down with CSURams.com.
How did you get interested in golf?
My dad first sparked my interest in golf. He started taking me to the range with him when I was younger and hung a net in our garage so I could hit balls. By age 9 I was playing in tournaments all summer.
How do you prepare yourself for competition?
I prepare both mentally and physically. The majority of that is with daily practice and focusing on the goals I have set for the season and/or tournament.
What are your goals for the remainder of the season?
For a team goal, I would really like to see our team make it to the NCAA regional tournament this year. As for myself, I would like to improve my scoring average and stats from last year.
What was your favorite course to play this fall? Why?
I really enjoyed playing The Club at Old Hawthorne. It was a course we had never played before and was an exciting experience. Another great memory was the hole-in-one I had at the tournament (Johnie Imes Invitational) this year.
What has been your greatest golf memory?
My greatest golf memory was when I found out that I qualified for the NCAA regional tournament last year. It was really exciting to have all of my hard work pay off in the end.
Who has had the biggest influence in your life? Why?
My parents have been very important in my life. I don’t know where I would be without them.
Besides golf, what is your favorite activity or hobby?
I love listening to music and watching television and movies.
What was your first job?
The first job I ever had was working in my dad’s hardware store every summer and winter.
Why did you choose to come to CSU?
I loved the Harmony facility. It is really what sold me on this school. A facility of this quality is something most other universities don’t have.
What is your favorite thing about being a Ram?
I love being able to go home to Arizona, wearing my CSU T-shirt, and have someone yell at me from across the parking lot at the grocery store “GO RAMS!” I love that sense of community and the fact that you can find a former Ram just about anywhere.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
The future is a little unclear for me right now but I would like to be working in entertainment television sometime in the future.