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Jacqueline Arias/The Rider

Name: Teresa Sova
Classification: Sophomore
Major: Education
Sports: Cross-Country, Track and Field
Age: 19
Hometown: Edinburg

Who is your favorite athlete?
“I don’t really have a favorite athlete.”

Who is your role model?
“My mother.”

What is the best advice you’ve been given and by whom?
“My mother, she’s told me that anything that you do, to always work hard and do your best.”

Where’s your favorite hangout spot on campus? Why?
“I like the Quad. I just like to sit there.”

When did you begin running in cross-country and why did you start?
“I began running in eighth grade. I started running because I liked running and wanted to do something in my spare time.
Turned out I was good at it.”

Did you compete in high school and did you get any awards?
“Yes, I was in cross-country and track all of ninth to 12th grades. I went to state junior and senior year. I’ve gotten most improved and most valuable.”

What are your academic goals?
“I’m shooting for the semester a 4.0. All A’s.”

What is your favorite movie?
“13 Going on 30.”

Is there a song that gets your head in the game?
“Any Eminem songs.”

Where’s your dream vacation?
“Hawaii.”

How do you feel about being part of the first UTRGV Women’s Cross Country Team?
“I’m excited since we’re the first because we can set standards and goals.”

–Compiled by Jacqueline Arias

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