Q&A With Lyn Yee Choo
Q&A With Lyn Yee Choo
Q&A With Lyn Yee Choo
Friday, March 20, 2015

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (March 20, 2015) - Throughout the season, members of the ETSU women’s tennis team will be featured in a ‘‘Getting to Know’’ segment on ETSUBucs.com.

The next student-athlete to be profiled is redshirt junior Lyn Yee Choo (Kuching, Malaysia).

In her first two seasons at ETSU, Choo earned Atlantic Sun First Team Singles and Atlantic Sun Academic All-Conference honors. As a freshman, Choo posted an overall singles record of 31-8, including an 18-2 record in dual matches en route to being named the Atlantic Sun Freshman of the Year and Atlantic Sun Scholar Athlete of the Year. Last season, Choo went 14-4 in singles play and helped the Bucs win the Atlantic Sun tournament championship and secure a berth in the NCAA Tournament.

Choo's teammates came up with the questions. Below are Choo's responses:

1. What are your plans after graduation?

I recently came up with a plan to travel around the US with my fellow friend and golfer Vivienne Chin. Afterwards, I will stay in the country to pursue my career in computer science and we will see where I go from there.

2. Why did you start playing tennis?

I would like to stay that I started it because of the love for that sport, but my parents got me into it at a young age.

3. Who is your favorite athlete?

Roger Federer. Aside from being an outstanding tennis player, I admire many of his other qualities such as being humble, and respectful, along with a good sense of humor.

4. What is something that not many people know about you?

I never chose tennis, and I strongly disliked it as a child. I started so young that I do not remember my first time holding on to a racket or stepping on the court. I dreaded every practice sessions for years before I came to love the sport. Now, I feel so lucky to have started playing so early as it has made me who I am today.

5. Who is the best dancer on the team?

Jessica Brumit, of course. In fact she is so good she hardly ever dance for fear of making the rest of the us look bad.

6. What is a bad habit you have?

Procrastination. The more tasks due, the more I slack. The closer the exams, the more distractions I find.

7. What is your favorite quote?

“Fear cannot take what you do not give it.” – Christopher Coan

8. What is the most adventurous thing you have done?

Recently I just toured 7 states in the east coast of the U.S. within 15 days with my family. It was pretty exhilarating getting to visit Washington, New York, West Virgina, Philadelphia, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee in just two weeks!

9. If you were not playing tennis what do you think you would be doing?

I am not sure really but I think playing golf as that’s what I have been told.

10. If you were not afraid of doing something, what would you do?

I would spend all my money and live like a millionaire for a day, just for the fun of it.

11. What is your favorite thing to do off the court?

Stay in catching up on TV shows.

12. Who do you look up to most in life?

I look up to my parents most, for what they have taught me. Growing up allowed me to see the reasons behind their actions and most importantly, their sacrifices to give my sisters and I the best in life.

13. What country do you most want to visit?

Somewhere in Europe, Switzerland maybe?

14. If you could have dinner with somebody dead or alive who would it be and why?

My all-time favorite – Roger Federer. I feel like there is more to him than meets the eye and it would be great to actually get to know him in person.

15. If you could have one thing in the world what would it be?

Contentment. What is life without its essence?

16.  If you were an animal, what would you be and why?

Some kind of underwater creature, maybe a dolphin. I have always been intrigued by the ocean and what lies deep beneath.

17. Which is your favorite non-ETSU tennis memory? 

My best achievement before college tennis is winning both singles and doubles event in an International Tennis Federation (ITF) junior tournament in Brunei. This accomplishment was unexpected for me and it really showed my competence in an international level.


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