This is the 11th in a series of weekly spotlights on the members of the Gopher women's gymnastics team. This week we learn more about senior Angela Walker. Angela competed on all four events during her Gopher career, but had her senior sesaon cut short due to injury. Throughout her career, Angela has been a top performer in gymnastics as well as the classroom. Here we learn more about Angela ...
How many siblings do you have?
Are you the only gymnast in your family?
My younger brother was a gymnast
Who in your family are you most like?
How old were you when you started gymnastics?
Around age three
What is your favorite event to compete in?
Beam What is your pre-competition ritual?
Dancing in the locker room and putting glitter on our eyes
Was there a gymnast who was your idol when you were growing up?
If you had a free afternoon, what would you spend your time doing?
Hanging out with friends, going to the mall or drawing
What is your favorite summer activity in Minnesota?
Going to the lake
Other than gymnastics, which sports do you love to watch in the Olympic Games?
What is your favorite Gopher team other than gymnastics?
The crew team
What is your favorite magazine to read?
If your life story were going to be made into a movie, what actress would you want to play you?
Do you like to cook, and if so, what’s your favorite meal to make?
I'm not good at cooking
What is one thing you have to pack for every road trip?
What is one song you could listen to over and over without getting tired of hearing it?
The Braveheart soundtrack
What is your most prized possession?
My cell phone
What is your favorite vacation destination?
New York City or Cancun
What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
My parents - to me they are the greatest gift of all
What is your favorite memory as a Golden Gopher so far?
Winning a Big Ten title
What is one goal you hope to accomplish before you graduate?
Getting accepted to a good Graduate School Program to get my phD in Neuroscience
Looking ahead to your post-college career, what would your dream job be?
Being a Neuroscience Professor and doing research
Describe yourself in three words:
Artistic, social, hard-working