RICHMOND, Va. - The senior year for all college athletes is something they never forget, it'll be the last time many of them ever compete in their respective sports. Senior throw Kelsey Farmer faces that realization this year and will be donning the Black & Gold for the final time this winter and spring.
Farmer and her teammates have a warm-up meet at Christopher Newport before the Christmas Break, but really get after it when classes get underway in late January. Before getting in the middle of a busy season, Farmer sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Nan Turner caught up with her to find out a little more about the Mechanicsville, Va. native.
NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
KF: Awesome staff in the classroom and with athletics.
NT: When you're not throwing, what do you like to do in your free time?
KF: Teach and coach kids!
NT: If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose? Why?
KF: Basketball, they get pink shirts.
NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
KF: My mother, she has overcome breast cancer and never skipped a beat
NT: What are you most looking forward to this season?
KF: Rising to the top at conference as an individual and a team
NT: What's your favorite and least favorite part of a meet day?
KF: Favorite, competing and cheering my teammates on, least favorite sitting in the bleachers for over 12 hours.
NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
KF: I named my cat after my favorite drink from Starbucks, "Caramel" macchiato.
NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?
KF: Outgoing- I juggle no less than 5 commitments in a day giving 100% of what i have to each of them
Favorite place to eat in Richmond? Maggiano's
School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU? University of Florida
Favorite place to shop? Dick's Sporting Goods, Buckle
TV show? Sons of Anarchy
Movie? Ace Ventura When Nature calls
Favorite vacation spot? Any Beach
Funniest teammate? Jessica and Jaleesa
Favorite class this semester? I'm student teaching so I love all the classes I'm teaching!