Kiley Foster is a freshman on the 2009-10 San Jose State University women's swimming and diving team. The sprint freestyle specialist out of Alta Loma, Calif., plans to major in biological science.
The Spartans close out the home portion of their schedule this Sunday, January 17, hosting area rivals UC Davis and Pacific in a double-dual meet at The Aquatics Center on campus, beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Senior Day. Admission is free. Kiley is our guest for our occasional mini-feature, Swimming & Diving Q&A.
1. How did you like your first semester of college life?
I really enjoyed it. It has definitely been a different experience, but it has really opened me up to a lot more.
2. What made you decide to come to San Jose State University? Did you have other options as your college destination?
Choosing a college was one of the hardest decisions for me. It came down to TCU and San Jose State. I really loved the TCU campus, but I felt a lot more connected to the girls here. I really liked the swim program, and that it was far enough away from home, yet I could still go back for a weekend if I wanted.
3. Athletically-speaking, how would you rate your adjustment thus far from high school to Division I college swimming?
It has definitely been a whole lot more challenging! I thought some of my high school sets were hard, but it wasn't until I got here and now look back and I think, dang that really wasn't that bad. However, even though it's been hard, it has really challenged me mentally and physically, and has just made me that much stronger and more confident to do the impossible.
4. What are some of your favorite musical artists, movies or television shows?
I LOVE country music, but I listen to almost everything. I watch Gossip Girl religiously, and I'd say my favorite movie would have to be Father of the Bride or The Sandlot.
5. You swam and played water polo in high school. What sport do you wish you had tried growing up?
Up until high school, I played almost every sport. Everything from horseback riding, to soccer and cross country, to basketball and volleyball, but if I had to choose one that I wish I pursued more, I'd have to say gymnastics or ice skating, because I find both to be very intriguing to watch.
6. What are some of the things you like to do when you are out of the water?
I love hiking, rock climbing and being outdoors. I love going to the lake and wakeboarding and tubing, and of course, I love to shop. I also love going to church, because you get so caught up in materialistic things, that it's a good place to refresh yourself.
7. How did you spend your holidays?
I spent the holidays at home with my family and friends.
8. Do you have a New Year's resolution?
I didn't really make one, but I guess just to do that much more to be that much better.
9. What are you looking forward to the most at the WAC Championship?
I'm really looking forward to all the spirit and energy our team has at big meets!
10. What are your team and individual goals for the WAC Championship?
I really hope that we, as a team, win the WAC title, and my goal is to go a 50.7 (seconds) in the 100 free and to break a 24.0 flat start in the 50 free.
2010 Swimming & Diving Q&A Guests
January 8 - Julia Craddock, Freshman
January 13 - Kiley Foster, Freshman