Student-Athlete Day feature: Women's golfer Fanny Cnops
In honor of National Student-Athlete Day on Friday,
UNCGSpartans.com will feature a student-athlete each day leading up
to this date, acknowledging their commitment to excellence on and
off the field.
National Student-Athlete Day recognizes the accomplishments of student-athletes nationwide who excel in the classroom, on the playing fields and in their communities. The day was created by the National Consortium for Academics and Sports and the Northeastern University Center for the Study of Sport in Society, with partnership from the NCAA and the National Federation of State High School Associations.
Today's feature is on UNCG women's golfer Fanny Cnops, a freshman from Gent, Belgium.
Q: What made you decide to attend UNCG?
A: I decided to attend UNCG because of the connection with my coach, Emily Marron, and the feeling that I felt home here.
Q: What has been your favorite moment as a student-athlete?
A: Winning our last tournament in the fall with the team. It was an amazing feeling of victory.
Q: What is the greatest lesson that you've learned from being a student-athlete?
A: Planning. You have to organize your schedule every day so that you can go to school, have practice, study and have a little bit of free time.
Q: Who has been the most influential person in your athletic career?
A: Probably my parents because they never pushed me but they always believed in me, and they still do. They give me the motivation to play better every day.
Q: What are your plans after graduation?
A: Right now, I would like to be a professional after graduation, but if that doesn't work out, I'll do something in the area of event planning.
Q: Do you think coming to UNCG and being a part of the women's golf team has better equipped you for your future?
A: Yes, definitely! I wasn't really a person that would go practice on my own, and that's why I love the team competition of college golf in the U.S. UNCG gives me a lot of opportunities to combine golf and education. I feel a lot of support of my coach and team to be better every day. For me, "external" motivation a key to success.
Q: What is the best piece of advice you have received?
A: Every day may not be good, but there's something good in every day.
Q: What is one thing you cannot live without?
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