By: Isabella Urbani, Sports Editor
Kassie Muanyam is a junior on the women’s golf team, majoring in psychology and minoring in business with aspirations to become a lawyer. Before SFU, she was a member of her high school golf team that placed second at the BC School AAA Championship in 2018.
Q: What’s something from/about Nanaimo (your hometown) that you think is better than Burnaby?
A: In Nanaimo, there’s a ton of beautiful beaches, lakes and mountains. The beauty of living on an island is everything is generally within 10 minutes or less from my house!
Q: Golf just introduced walkout songs. What song are you picking?
A: “All of the Lights” by Kanye West.
Q: SFU women’s golf just came out with a list of superlatives. Which one are you being assigned to?
A: Most likely to become a musician.
Q: Go to karaoke song and why?
A: “Breakeven” by The Script. Can’t go wrong with that song.
Q: Hidden talents/something no one knows about you?
A: I play the guitar and the piano!
Q: If you could have lunch with any celebrity (dead or alive), who would it be?
A: Robert Downey Jr., he’s had a pretty interesting life and seems like a great guy — plus he’s Iron Man.
(Ahem, ‘used to be’ Iron Man.)
Q: If you could change anything about golf (rules, scoring, etc.), what would it be?
A: Probably the out-of-bounds rule. The current rule is if you hit your ball out of bounds, you take stroke-and-distance relief — you play another ball from where the previous stroke was made and take a penalty stroke as well. I would change it so you would play out-of-bounds the way you would play if you hit into a hazard.
A: Both great players and huge figures in golf, but I would go with Tiger Woods. I’ve always admired him, he’s [incredible] on the course and I always find myself rooting for him no matter what.
Q: Most memorable golf memory?
A: My first time competing with SFU at a tournament we won [ . . . ] in Utah; experiencing college golf for the first time was really fun.
Q: If you could play any other sport for the day, what would it be and why?
A: I’d probably choose basketball, just cause it’s always fun and also a team sport, which would be a switch up from golf.