SISU November Player of the Month: Janera Martinez
November is already upon us, can you believe it? This month we are featuring Sophomore, Janera Martinez. Janera joined last fall and quickly asserted herself on the field with break out runs. She's always smiling, gives great hugs and never fails to bring a positive attitude, even if its below zero and snowing! Can't wait to see how she progresses as a player in the next 2.5 years!
Year: 2019 Major: Industrial Operations Engineering Hometown: Sterling, VA Why rugby? It really makes you feel empowered. I love the intensity of it and how there's never a dull moment. It also creates a great team environment since you really depend on your teammates as much as they depend on you. Joining rugby was definitely the best decision I've made at Michigan.
Favorite place in Ann Arbor?
My favorite place in Ann Arbor is the Cardiovascular Center. It's my favorite study spot since a lot of students don't go there too often (probably because it's a medical center). It's so quiet and peaceful and the best place to get out of the constant campus buzz.
In 5 years, what do you see yourself doing? In 5 years I see myself living in another state--maybe California. I'm not sure exactly what job I want to have, but hopefully it's something that I really enjoy. (I also see myself with a rescue grey hound because they are really cute!!!). Favorite quote?
"For glory gives herself only to those that have dreamed of her." - Charles de Gaulle
Favorite memory at Michigan so far?
My favorite memory at Michigan was the Michigan vs. Michigan State game weekend. The campus was bustling with so much activity when ESPN College Game day arrived. You could really feel the pride that all the students felt to be a Wolverine.
If you were an ice cream flavor, what would you be?
I'd be mint ice cream with chunks of snickers and cookie dough without a doubt.