Getting to Know Danielle Spielmann

Aug. 27, 2014

Why did you choose Alabama?

I chose Alabama, because of the strong athletic support and the good reputation of the school among the athletes.

What is your favorite thing about Tuscaloosa so far?

The beautiful campus, especially the Quad with Denny Chimes. I also love to go to Olive Garden.

What are your pre-match rituals?

Listening to music, specific warm-up, and mental preparation.

What is something interesting about you that a lot of people may not know?

I speak four languages (German, French, English, and Spanish) and I have an obsession with shoes.

What are your interests/hobbies?

My interests are politics, sport, and art. My hobbies are reading and creative activities.

If your best friend described you in three words, what would they be?

As a friend always reliable, goal-oriented in sport and education, and easy-going.

If someone played you in a movie, who would it be?

My closest friends, because they know me the best.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?

Switzerland, because it provides freedom and safety.

What is the best moment of your tennis career thus far?

When I won the ITF singles and doubles titles in Barbados, because the atmosphere was outstanding and being able to share the doubles win with one of my closest friends in junior tennis was a great moment.

What do you want to do after college?

I would like to work for a company, where I can combine my knowledge in sports and marketing.

If you could meet anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?

Nicholas Sparks.

What are your personal goals for the upcoming season?

To win my matches for the University and with my leadership, make the team better.

If you could have any super power, what would it be and why?

See the future, because I would like to know what the future will bring; how I will look like, how my life is going to be, how the world will change, etc.