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Tee Time with Carina Cuculiza
CORAL GABLES, Fla. – Welcome Canes fans to the second installment of Tee Time. This week we’re talking to University of Miami junior Carina Cuculiza, and through the next several weeks will introduce fans to a new member of the five-time national championship University of Miami women’s golf team.

Last week we introduced you to Rika Park who hails from Fujieda Shi-Shizouka, Japan, and next week we’ll learn more about freshman Laura Hendee.

Be sure to follow the team on Twitter (@hurricanesports) as the Hurricanes travel to Knoxville, Tenn., this week to compete in the Mercedes-Benz Women's Collegiate.

Name: Carina Cuculiza
Hometown: Managua, Nicaragua
High School: Lincoln International Academy
Major: International Finance & Marketing
Year: Junior

I’m a Hurricane because… this program has won five national championships and I think we are the best.
At the U, I’ve learned so much from (name a coach or teammate): Coach Rizzo
The most influential person in my life is: my mom Teresa and dad Rolando
One thing that everyone should know about Miami Golf: We are really good.

My favorite thing about being part of the U family is: being at a place with lots of sunshine.
My favorite golfer is: Dustin Johnson
My favorite midnight snack: I love chocolate cake!
My favorite class is: Finance
My favorite cartoon when I was growing up was: Tom and Jerry
My favorite athlete in another sport: Roger Federer
My favorite pro sports team(s): Miami Heat
My favorite song right now: 50 Ways to Say Goodbye by Train

If I could play any other sport at UM, it would be: Tennis
The actress I would want to play me in a movie is: Audrey Hepburn
If I was a superhero, my name would be: Super Giggles and my
super power would be: flying and invisibility.
I hate to admit it, but I love: not doing anything.

The farthest place from home I’ve been is:
People might be surprised to know I: have three passports
If I could spend a day with anyone, it would be: my mom
Most embarrassing moment: having a golf club fly from my hands while everyone was watching.
When I was little, I wanted to be: a doctor.
Now my dream job is: to be a professional golfer.

About my teammates:
Most competitive: Rika Park        
Best dressed: Leticia Ras-Anderica
Most intellectual: Laura Hendee
Most outspoken: Christina Ocampo
Will surprise the most people this season: Rika Park
Most likely to win Dancing with the Stars: Lauren Riehle
Most likely to win American Idol: Leticia Ras-Anderica
Most likely to bring down the house at a comedy club: Christina Ocampo
Most likely to make a stupid remark in a team meeting: Christina Ocampo
Has the messiest locker: Rika Park
Has the cleanest locker: Laura Hendee
Will be on a reality show: Lauren Riehle
Will be a head coach someday: Rika Park
Most likely to be president: Laura Hendee