Athlete of the Week Archive

March 17, 2010


Dana Zamprelli

Who is your role model in the golfing world?
"Well my role model was Tiger Woods... but since the latest incident I have yet to have a role model."

What is the craziest/silliest thing you have ever done on the golf course?
"I hit a deer with my ball on the fly off of the tee."

If you could change one rule or aspect of the game of golf, what would it be and why?
"I would change the fact that you can't use your hands so you can throw the ball on the green and maybe roll it into the hole."

Golf runs in your family (sister, Jenna, is also on the Cowgirl team and mother, Debbie, played at the University of New Mexico)...Was it ever a question that you would become a golfer as well?
"There was a question that I would become a golfer because I was not a big fan of golf in the beginning. I played a lot of other sports and golf was not my favorite. But soon enough I realized that this is what I needed to do."

What is it like having your older sister on the team? And do you ever get sick of this question?
"I love being on the same team as my sister. We are so close to each other and I don't ever get sick of this question because I'm proud of being on this team with her."

If you could pick any other sport to play at UW, what would it be and why?
"I would be on the basketball team because I love the sport as well as the girls that are on the team now."

Have you ever knocked out a window with a golf club or golf ball?
"I have yet to break a window!! Knock on wood. I'm pretty sure I have hit one but it did not break!"

What is your favorite weight room exercise?
"ALL OF IT! I love being in the weight room!"

What is your favorite junk food?
"Coldstone Creamery!!"

What would you do if you were golfing and an alligator ate your ball?
"I would let him have it if he really wanted it that bad."

If you could play any course in the world, where would it be?
"Augusta National."

What was it like playing with the men's team at Oregon State this last fall?
"Playing with the men's team at Oregon was awesome!!! The guys are so fun to be around and they keep you positive the whole time you are on the course."

What is the worst weather you have ever played golf in?
"The worst weather I have ever played in was the DU tournament last fall. It rained the entire time with no breaks. And at some points it started snowing! I could not hold on to the club or feel my hands and feet."

If you could play an entire round of golf with one club, what would it be and why?
"My driver! Its perfect you can putt with it, you can hit off the tee with it. You can shorten your swing to hit it the right distance AND you can hit it off the fairways. It won't always get in the air but it will go the distance ;]"