Miss Varsity Cup
Q1. Where did you matriculate?
Ans : I was a proud pupil of the Afrikaanse Hoër Meisieskool Pretoria (Affies) Bond street, Pretoria I matriculated in 2007.
Q2. What are you studying?
Ans : I am currently doing my honours degree in Audiology and Speech language therapy. I absolutely love what I do and I can't wait to be the best professional in my field.
Q3. What do you most enjoy about student-life?
Ans : I enjoy the fact that I am being treated like a grown up, but in my heart sometimes I still feel like a child learning, making mistakes and at the end of the day just having fun. The difference this time is I am doing it for myself. Student life is sharing special moments, building memories, laughing, crying, experiencing together and learning how to use the library to its utter and full extent all six levels of it, ha-ha-ha. I am proud of being a Tukkies student, because Tuks is a multicultural and multilingual university."Tuks of Niks!!!"
Q4. Why did you enroll in the Miss Varsity Cup 2011 competition?
Ans : I have been a spectator and supporter of the Varsity Cup for the last 3 yrs and I've always considered myself as a great ambassador for Tuks. In my opinion the person who wins this title should be a spokes' women for South African Varsities, promoting the game of rugby and promoting the sponsors as well as the great causes they support. For this reason I entered Miss Varsity Cup as I could see myself representing Rugby That Rocks. It is fun combined with hard work, but let's be honest, who doesn't like meeting new people, winning nice prizes, being spoiled by the sponsors, and being part of the spirit of Back Your Boytjies?
Q5. Who is your favorite university first team rugby player and why?
Ans : This is a difficult question as rugby is a team sport, but if I had to choose my favorite Tukkes rugby player it would be Danie Faasen. He's played for Affies's first team from the age of 16 and he was captain of the "Wit Bulle" in his matric year. He is a passionate rugby player and is currently playing for the Blue Bulls. I believe he's a young up and coming scrum-half and even the next Fourie du Preez, who was also from Affies :). Like they say "once an Affie, always an Affie!!!"
Q6. What do you think about global warming and world peace?
Ans : These are two terms always thrown around and joked about quiet often. There has never been world peace and I don't think there ever will be world peace. I would hope that we rather use empathy as a world saver. Maybe if we start focusing on feeling, the doing will come naturally. In terms of global warming, we have brought this upon ourselves. The human race should start taking responsibility of the fact that we are doing things wrong and stop blaming each other. Our main aim should be fixing our problem and Catherine Mansfield's quote states it all so well: "Risk anything, Care no more for the opinions of others, for those voices. Do the hardest thing on earth for you, Act for yourself. Face the truth. "
Q7. Which word do you not like to hear at all and why?
Ans : Maybe/Can't are the words I despise. It is the way of least resistance and I detest that. This means that a person can't make a decision and isn't motivated to solve a problem or overcome an obstacle in their way.
Q8. What or who motivates you and why?
Ans : Motivation occurs at different stages in a person's life. Therefore different peoples motives inspire me one way or the other. In my life so far people are my motivation in terms of their passion, experiences, contributions and the example they set for me.
Q9. If you were given 50 pink roses, who would you send it to and why?
Ans : I would give the 50 pink roses to my mom (she deserves it), then take a picture and email it to everybody I know :) with the following message attached:
The greatest gift you can give someone is your time, because when you give someone your time you are giving them a portion of your life that you will never get back...Take a minute and smell the roses!!!
Q10. What is your impression of the Varsity Cup -Keep the agro on the field-campaign?
Ans : We all know that abuse, whether emotional or physical, can be the downfall of a nation. That is why the Varsity Cup campaign is inspiring and motivational as it keeps us on our toes and keeps it in our faces. Awareness is king. As a woman I feel proud to know that some of the men are standing behind the campaign and being real men, keeping the aggression on the field.