NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Angelica Anthony transferred to Vanderbilt from Wichita State and is a junior with three years of eligibility remaining.
She is from Converse, Texas, a San Antonio suburb, and is the daughter of William and Margaret Anthony. She established Texas state records for two-game scoring and average and is a member of the Texas State Bowling Hall of Honor.
Here’s more about Anthony as part of an ongoing series getting to know Vanderbilt bowling’s newcomers:
Age I began to bowl: Two.
Who got me started with bowling: My dad.
When I was a kid I tried to be like: A doctor.
Favorite musical performer: Juice Wrld.
Favorite movie: End of Watch.
Nobody can believe I watch this TV show: Gossip Girl.
Favorite midnight snack: Canes.
Favorite thing about myself: My humor.
The best tasting food I can make: Enchiladas or stuffed pasta shells.
Favorite sport other than bowling: Volleyball or track.
Biggest misconception about bowling or bowlers: We average 250.
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Allyson Felix.
Most famous person I’ve met: Nev from Catfish.
Talent I’d most like to have: To be able to sing.
Favorite thing to do away from bowling: Spend time outside.
Favorite aspect of Nashville: The city vibe and how close everything is to campus.
The person I’d love to trade places with for a day: David Dobrik.
Ultimate vacation destination: Greece.
The person(s) I admire most: My parents.
Career goal outside of bowling: Nurse practitioner.
The best advice I’ve received: Put your head down and work hard.
Three things on my bucket list are: Be financially stable, give back to my parents, start a family of my own.
One thing my hometown is famous for: The Riverwalk and Alamo.
My advice to young people is: Listen to and be thankful for your parents, they know what is best for you.
The COVID-19 pandemic has taught me: Family is important in times of disparity.
What I missed most during the summer’s quarantine is: Being able to do a lot of outdoor activities – a lot were closed.
Any special talents or accomplishments by members of your family: My father was on Team USA and competed in the Olympic Festival and won a bronze medal. Both of my parents were in the Army and are both disabled veterans.
I choose Vanderbilt because: The school is one of the best in the nation and to be a part of a national championship Division I team.