Sept. 29, 2015
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By ALEX SNYDER
IOWA CITY, Iowa — Carin Runefelt, a native of Stockholm Sweden is looking forward to her upcoming season as a Hawkeye. Prior to coming to the University of Iowa Runefelt competed with the SALK club, the highest division in the Swedish tennis series, for four years. Hawkeyesports.com had the chance to talk with her about the upcoming season and coming to the University of Iowa.
What was the main reason for choosing Iowa?
“I like Coach Dougherty a lot, and this is a big school and a lot of resources for athletics.”
How have you adjusted to Iowa City life?
“It’s been great, better than I thought it would be. There are a lot of great people.”
How have your teammates helped you with the transition?
“They have helped me with everything. The transition hasn’t been hard at all.”
What is your favorite thing about Iowa City?
“I love the food, and everything is in walking distance.”
What are your goals going into your first season as a Hawkeye?
“I really don’t know what to expect because everything is so new, and I’m just going to do my best.”
What do you typically do before a match? Routine?
“I don’t really have an exact warm-up routine; I just try to get as pumped as possible for the match.”
What is one thing you miss most from home?
“I would like to bring my little brother to campus with me, he is 10 years old.”
What is your favorite food?
“I love steak.”
What is your favorite hobby or thing to do besides tennis and school?
“I like to hang out with friends.”
What is your favorite holiday?
“I love Christmas”