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Student Spotlight: Ruby Dircio

Student Spotlight: Ruby Dircio

Major: Pre-Nursing

Sport: Soccer

Year: First Year


Where did you grow up?

I was born and raised in sunny San Diego

Who did you look up to growing up?

Growing up I always looked up to my dad. My mom would work during the day and my dad would take care of me so I spent a lot of time with him, so I grew up looking up to him. 

What is your favorite childhood memory?

My favorite childhood memory is going out to eat to Denny's with my dad after every doctor appointment. He would take me to get my shots or when I was sick and as soon as we got out we would drive to the Denny's down the street where he would buy me a strawberry shake and pancakes with cherries on top.

How long have you been competing in your sport?

I have been playing soccer since my freshman year of high school.

What/who got you into your sport?

My dad used to play soccer when I was younger and would always take me to his games. When he stopped playing soccer my younger brother joined a soccer team and eventually went on to play club and then DA. I enjoyed watching him play and decided I wanted to play as well. In high school I was given the opportunity and joined the soccer team.

What is your favorite thing about your sport?

My favorite thing about the sport is getting to meet different people and the competitiveness of the game.

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What is your favorite food/drink?

My favorite food is ceviche and my favorite drink is agua de melon. It's what I miss most from home.

What is song do you have on repeat right now?

I play Big Bank a lot when I'm in the car with my friends it's our pump-up song.

Who is your favorite celebrity and why?

My favorite celebrity is Carli Lloyd, seeing her videos in Instagram makes me feel very motivated even if it's just motivation to work out.

What was a goal of yours that you have accomplished in your time here?

Something I want to accomplish before I graduate is to go on vacation with my closest friends.

What is your favorite class this semester and why?

My favorite class this semester is Chem because I naturally understand almost everything in the class and the professor is a great teacher and is willing to work with me when a problem arises. 

Additional fact: I am the oldest of 3 and the first in my family to attend college.