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WTEN | Kareena Manji Named Muscle Milk Newcomer Of The Week
Release: Friday 07/07/2014 
by SMC Athletics

Each week an incoming Saint Mary's student-athlete is highlighted on SMCGaels.com as the Muscle Milk Newcomer of the Week. This week's selection is incoming freshman women's tennis player Kareena Manji. A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Manji recently graduated from Thousand Oaks High School.

Q: What made Saint Mary's the school for you?

A: I love the small classes, the gorgeous campus, nice weather, hard working devoted tennis team and the fact that SMC is so close to such a great city like San Francisco. But what made SMC stand out compared to other schools I visited/ looked at was the environment. When you're on the SMC campus, you feel at home and you feel like you belong.

Q: What's the one thing you're most looking forward to about living in Northern California?

A: Being close to San Francisco. (Southern Cal has a lot of the things Northern Cal does)

Q: What's the one thing you'll miss most about Southern California?

A: The one thing I will miss most about Southern California is probably going to be the weather. There is nowhere on the West Coast with weather like Southern California.

Q: On day one of college, what's your go-to meal in the cafeteria?

A: Definitely any and all carbohydrates. I need all the energy I can get! Bagels, bread, pasta, pizza, and of course a lemon lime Gatorade to wash it all down.

Q: What is Kareena Manji's hidden talent?

A: It's currently still hidden.

Q: Other favorite sports? Favorite teams in those sports? Favorite athlete?

A: Basketball and tennis (of course) but I am okay watching most sports. My favorite sports to play are soccer and tennis and my favorite athlete is Roger Federer.

Q: Grass, clay or hardcourt?

A: Hardcourt for sure.

Q: Best. Movie. Ever. Why?

A: I love a lot of movies, I can't pick JUST one ... Harry Potter series, Hunger Games, and anything Disney Pixar.

Q: If you weren't a tennis player, what would take up all of your time?

A: If I wasn't a tennis player I would probably spend more time with friends, travel more (and not for tournaments like we have been), and definitely try some new things which I haven't been able to do because I could get injured/ they take too much time away from tennis.

Q: Got a major picked out yet?

A: Business Administration is my intended major.

Q: Let's say you've got the headphones on before a game. What's on the pre-match mix?

A: I ALWAYS have headphones in before a match, but I don't have a certain mix I listen to. I just throw on Pandora, eat an energy bar, jump on court, and fight.