Cougar of the Week: Eileen Garcia

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By Mai Hayashi
Scarlet Staff

Photo by Mai Hayashi

Name: Eileen Garcia
Year: Senior
Home: New York, NY
Sport: Diving

Q. When did you start diving?

A. I started at Clark, so it was four years ago. I did gymnastics until I was sixteen years old.

Q. What made you start?

A. I wanted to be a part of gymnastics at Clark, but my friend asked me to try out for diving. And I like it!

Q. You were named NEWMAC diver of the week twelve times. How do you feel about it?

A. I don’t know…I’m happy because I tried to do my best.

Q. You are also an All-American diver. What was the most crucial key for you to achieve an amazing diving career?

A. I maintain positive attitude all the time and enjoy my teammates. They are my best friends!

Q. How was the NEWMAC championship last weekend? You appeared for 1-meter and 3-meter and got 300 points.

A. It was really good. It was always my goal. It’s hard to break the wall of 300 points for 3-meter because the scores depend on the subjective opinions of the judges.

Q. What is your motivation?

A. Just the pleasure I get from doing it.

Q. Do you have any memorable moments?

A. It’s hard to pick just one moment, but my senior year reflects on my whole time. I’m happy being a part of the team.

Q. What is your goal?

A. NCAA championship. I have never done well in competitions, so I want to be place well in the championship.

Q. Talk more about your enthusiasm for NCAA the Championship.

A. I’m really excited because this is my last season and championship. I think it would be an end point. I would be so proud of it, and I would like it to be a great performance.