Meet the Newcomers: Vasia Karvouni
Women’s Tennis | 11/2/2021 14:00:00
MINNEAPOLIS – The Golden Gopher women’s tennis team welcomes five newcomers for the 2021-22 season, including Vassia karvouni, a transfer from the University of Kansas. Hailing from Athens, Greece, Karvouni will enter this season as a junior for the Gophers. She shares with Gopher Sports why she decided to go to Minnesota, her life away from the field, and more.
Gopher Sports: Why did you choose the University of Minnesota?
Vassia karvouni: I chose Minnesota because the coaches showed me so much interest and how much they care about me and my future. The University is very strong academically and I would love to have the chance to help this team achieve the best possible results.
GS: What field of study are you in; Why?
VK: I study sports management because sport is one of my passions. I have been an athlete for many years and would like to learn more about the business side of the industry. This would allow me to work in a sports organization or build a tennis academy in the future.
GS: What hobbies do you have and enjoy doing in your spare time?
VK: I like to play soccer, chess, watch TV and go to the movies, as well as going out with friends.
GS: How’s your family ?
VK: I am very close to my family, I am an only child and my parents are always supporting me and trying to provide me with the best possible opportunities for my future.
GS: Did you play other sports while growing up?
VK: I played soccer a lot in elementary school and on vacation. In general, I have tried a little of everything because I love sports.
Fun facts: Vasia Karvouni
Hidden talent : Football and pencil design
Season – Summer
Animal – dolphin
Movie – Mom Mia
TV show – The Office and Lucifer
Food – Greek cuisine: “Souvlaki”
Tennis player – Rafa Nadal
Night or morning person – Night
Describe yourself in one word – Competitive