Q & A: Natasha Menezes

Freshman Natasha Menezes has a chance to win three events at the upcoming MWC Championsips (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Natasha Menezes

Toughest class you've taken at BYU?

As of now, American Heritage

If you could play any other sport at BYU, what and why?

Cross Country cause I enjoy running (especially with my mom) and it's a sport I understand

Favorite Restaurant in Provo:

Cafe Rio and Bajio.... basically anything besides the Cannon Center

What's your most extreme dream/goal?

Run a marathon with my mom even if she is 100 and pushing an oxygen tank

What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

Receiving a scholarship to represent BYU; recruiting my little sister to come to BYU and swim with me

Where do you see yourself in five years?

Married and obtaining my Masters

How'd you get started in swimming?

My parents dropped me in the pool when I was a year old so that I would learn how to swim to the wall in case I ever fell in

What do you do in your free time?

Free time?? Hanging with friends and family, reading, writing

If you could live some one else's life who would it be?

My dog, Cinza- she's so spoiled and gets to spend her time with my family

Nickname:

Tasha or Ta-Ta

One place you'd like to visit:

Visit Brazil again

Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?

My parents and the coaches in my life who always believed in me

Favorite movie:

Mulan, Breakfast Club

Toughest part of swimming:

Morning workouts; willingly subjecting yourself to Stan's abuse for four hours! :)

Favorite Coach's Quote:

"Whose turn is it to say the prayer?".... Only at BYU!

Jack Bauer or Cosmo?

Love Jack, but gotta go with Cosmo... He jumped into the pool for our Y game and gave me a massage :)

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