RICHMOND, Va. – For several weeks now, the city of Richmond has been consumed in basketball fever. On May 6-7, the city will be invaded by a different sport as the CAA Track & Field Championships come to the River City and VCU's Sports Backers Stadium.
After helping the Rams to their best finish in over five years last season, junior Rachel Montague is back again, helping to take the Black & Gold to even more history.
Prior to the conference championships, Montague sat down with VCU Athletic Communications Student Assistant Nan Turner to tell us a little more about herself.
NT: What's your favorite thing about VCU?
RM: It's very diverse. You can meet all kinds of people.
NT: When you're not on the track, what do you like to do in your free time?
RM: What free time I do have I like to go out with my friends.
NT: If you could play on any other VCU sports team, which one would you choose and Why?
RM: If I could play another sport it would have to be Volleyball. Because they don't run that much and I've always wanted to spike a ball.
NT: Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?
RM: My mom and dad, they always push me to be the best and support my goals and dreams. They always believe in me even when I don't believe in myself.
NT: What are you most looking forward to this season?
RM: Winning a conference championship and breaking records.
NT: What's your favorite and least favorite part of a meet day?
RM: Getting down on the line and starting is the worst part because I get anxious/nervous and just want to run.
NT: What's something people would be surprised to know about you?
RM: I like Taylor Swift.
NT: If you had to describe yourself in one word what would it be and why?
RM: Fun, because I always like to have fun and live life to the fullest.
Favorite place to eat in Richmond? Panera
School you'd like to attend if you weren't at VCU? Montclair University
Favorite pump up song? I'm On It-Wiz Khalifa
Favorite place to shop? Urban Outfitters
TV show? Golden Girls
Movie? Because of Winn Dixie
Favorite vacation spot? Martha Vineyard, MA
Funniest teammate? Nicole Walters
Favorite class this semester? Jr. Fashion Drawing
Major? Fashion and Design