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Meet the Spartans: Nicole Herzog

Nicole Herzog

March 28, 2012

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State women's tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week this spring in attempt to "Meet the Spartans". This week junior Nicole Herzog (Marilia, Brazil) sat down with to answer some questions about her pre-game rituals and why she came to MSU. Herzog has played at the No. 1 and No. 2 singles positions this year and is 6-8 in doubles play.

Name: Nicole Herzog

Nickname: Ni, Nico

Year in School: Junior

Hometown: Marilia, Brazil

Major: Economics

Best thing about being at MSU: Our colors- Green and White

Favorite class: Geography

Favorite movie: Pretty Woman

Favorite food: Picanha (meat)

Favorite restaurant: Brasilian Steakhouses

Special talent: The dancing queen in the "Just Dance" Wii game

Pets: Three dogs- Steff, Moa and Billy

Siblings: Older brother, Martin

What do you want to be when you grow up: An economist

Most exotic place you have traveled to: Australia

Dream vacation spot: Bora Bora, French Polynesia

Favorite musician or band: Shwayze

Song that gets you pumped up before a match: Ain't no mountain high enough

Reason you picked MSU: When I came for a visit, I loved the campus

Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl

If you could play a tennis match against anyone, who would it be and why: Brazilian tennis player Gustavo Luerten because I grew up watching him play

Favorite celebrity: Justin Bieber

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Watch movies and Gossip Girl, tan on the beach

Favorite store to shop: Arezzo, shoe store in Brazil

If you were not playing tennis, what other sport would you be involved with: I would be dancing ballet



Favorite spot on campus: Brody

Favorite pro sport & team: Soccer, Sao Paulo Futebol Clube

Favorite match played at MSU: When Whitney Wilson and I beat Ohio State in doubles my freshman year

Pre-game ritual: I need to have a bow in my hair

Anything else you want the world to know about you: I am Brazilian but I can't play soccer

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