April 8, 2004
Meet Seminole Senior Golfer Katie Quinney
Q: Why did you decided to come to Florida State after attending Jacksonville University and do you feel it was the best choice for you?
A: I decided to come to Florida State after attending JU for one year for better competition, a more competitive schedule, better practice facilities, a better chance to improve my game and to have a better chance of becoming a professional golfer.
Q: What are you majoring in and what do you plan to do after graduation?
A: I am majoring in psychology and am not sure what I want to do with my degree after graduation. I would like to pursue a career in professional golf and maybe come back to school after giving that a try.
Q: Which coach or teammate has had the most impact on you throughout your collegiate career at Florida State?
A: All of the coaches – Coach Dillman and Coach Bond – and all of my teammates have made a huge impact on my life during my career at Florida State. The strength coaches here at Florida State have also helped me get stronger and everybody has helped me gain confidence in both my game and my work in the class room. Everybody at Florida State has made these last three years very special. I will finish my time here with many fond memories and many great friends.
Q: What advice would you give to the incoming freshmen who are going to play golf for the Seminoles next year?
A: My advice to the newcomers on the golf team and at the university would be to enjoy the four years you are about to spend at one of the most special places in the country. It is going to go by a whole lot faster than they will be able to imagine. I also hope they work very hard in the class room and on the course while never forgetting that they are in college and should enjoy the time they spend at Florida State. Remember – your college experience only happens once.
Q: Do you have any superstitions or rituals you adhere to while you are on the course?
A: I am not a superstitious person but we do have a couple of rituals as a team. We usually sing a rendition of the fight song or some sort of a cheer before we begin play during every round. Coach also brings a spear and the player who tees off first has the honor of sticking it into the ground on the first tee.
Q: What do you feel is your greatest achievement during your career at Florida State?
A: Hopefully my greatest achievement at Florida State will be winning the ACC Championship and qualifying for nationals this season. So far, my greatest achievement has been shooting five under par at the University of Georgia Tournament this spring. In addition, winning the Director’s Cup for Community Service and Academic Excellence has been very special.
Q: What other sports do you enjoy competing in besides golf?
A: I enjoy playing all sports – especially tennis and basketball. We recently got a ping-pong table in our house and that has been a lot of fun. I like playing pretty much all sports I can compete in.
Q: You are a fan of the Boston Red Sox. Do you think this could be the year the team wins the World Series?
A: I am a big Boston Red Sox fan. This could be the year they win the series because of their pitching. Adding Curt Shilling to the staff gives the team a nice big boost and he is a great compliment to Pedro Martinez. They might not be the same team if they ever do win a World Series, but I will be pulling for them.