We recently conducted some light-hearted, get-to-know interviews with members of bowling's freshman class. Today we meet Angelique Dalesandro from Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
Age I began to bowl: 5
Who got me started with bowling: My dad
When I was a kid I tried to be like: Kim Possible
Favorite part about being at Vanderbilt: Getting to experience so many new things and being able to meet new people from all over the world.
Favorite musical performer: Florida Georgia Line
Favorite movie: Lilo and Stitch
Nobody can believe I watch this TV show: Shameless
Favorite midnight snack: Ice cream
Favorite thing about myself: My determination
The best tasting food I can make: Brownies
Favorite sport other than bowling: Volleyball
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Anthony Rizzo
Talent I'd most like to have: Singing or dancing
Favorite thing to do away from bowling: Spending time with my friends
Favorite aspect of Nashville: All the country music!!!
The person I'd love to trade places with for a day: Carrie Underwood
What I would do if I won the lottery: Help everyone in my family
Ultimate vacation destination: Iceland
The person(s) I admire most: I admire everyone in my family, my parents, Danielle, Joel, Daryl, and Ashley.
The best advice I've received (and who from): The best advice I have ever received was from my parents. They have always told me to push to be my best and to never give up no matter what.
The most famous person(s) I've met: Tyler Oakley
Three things on my bucket list are: Go skydiving, visit all seven continents, and climb a mountain
One thing my hometown is famous for: Portillos and Lou Malnati's pizza
What I like best about my coaches: What I like best about my coaches is that they always are pushing us to be our best and that they are always there for us.
Most important thing I've learned since coming to Vanderbilt: Hard work pays off. If you put in the time, you will be rewarded.
My advice to young people is: Never give up on your dreams, anything is possible if you believe in yourself.
Why did you choose Vanderbilt: I chose Vanderbilt because I get the best of both worlds. I have the opportunity to receive an amazing education while also bowling for a national-championship team.