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Meet the Seniors: Becca Cardenas
By: Arizona Athletics
Release: September 23, 2011
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Sept. 23, 2011

Known best for her contributions on the floor exercise, senior Rebecca Cardenas is a fun athlete to watch due to her incredible tumbling and positive attitude. But what is she like out of the gym? Get to know the behind the scenes Becca – a laid back aspiring nurse practioner.

What is your full name? 

Rebecca Lynn Cardenas

Do you have any nicknames?

Becca, Bec, Tink Tink

How long have you done gymnastics?

16 years

What is your favorite thing about the sport?

It's challenging, keeps you in shape, and teaches you a lot of lessons that will help you in other aspects of life.  

What is your favorite event, and why?

Floor because I've always liked to tumble.  It's also just a great feeling being out there performing at meets. 

What is your favorite thing to do outside of the gym, and why? 

When I'm not in the gym (and if I'm at home in Hawaii) I love to go to the beach and just hang out with friends. 

What is your current favorite movie? 

The Proposal

Name the last five songs you played on your ipod:

Pot of Gold by Chris Brown, Stereo Hearts by Gym Class Heroes, Cupid by Lloyd, This is the Life by Kolohe Kai, What's Not to Love by Dwele

What is your favorite board game and why? 

Apples to Apples.  It's funny to hear what other people think and have to say.

What is the goofiest thing you have ever done?

I locked my keys in my car as the engine was still running.

If you could meet anyone in the world, who would it be?  

Trey Songz

If you were stuck on a desert island, what five items would you want with you? 

Cell phone, food, hand sanitizer, iPod, sun screen

What is your dream job? 

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?


What do you hope to do after graduation? 

Get into nursing school and enjoy life!

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