Once again in 2021-22, Virginia Lottery will present "Inside the Nest", a series of profiles of UMW Athletics student-athletes and staff. The series focuses on the James Farmer Cultural Center's Cultural Awareness Series. This month's feature is on Teresa Guzman (Lorton, Va. / South County) of the cross country and track and field teams.
Name: Teresa Guzman
Sport: Cross Country & Track
Hometown: Lorton, Virginia
My favorite class is Qualitative Reasoning taught by Dr. Citeroni.
My favorite professor is Professor Kinsley who taught Sports Law.
Favorite part about being a UMW student-athlete:
My favorite part of being a UMW student-athlete is having the support network to continue to play the sport I love with teammates and coaching staff that teach me how to be a better leader and role model on and off the track.
Favorite thing to do in Fredericksburg:
Walking around downtown and visiting the Famers Market on Saturday mornings when we don't have meets.
Fun fact about me:
I have lived on 5 of the 7 continents.
Favorite UMW memory:
My favorite UMW memory was winning outdoor track conference my freshmen year with a close second being Hurricane Florence cancelling classes but then there was barely a sprinkle of rain.
What has playing at UMW meant to you:
Playing at UMW has meant I got to continue running with a group of women who push me in workouts and make me laugh in the weight room. UMW gave me a family of women who inspire me every day.
My post-graduate plans are to go to graduate school in Colorado.
I would like to thank:
My mom and dad for encouraging me to join the track team when I was 12 and for my high school and college teammates and coaches for always being there to cheer me on.
What does Latino Identities month mean to you?
It means exploring and celebrating the Latinx community through enriching our society with art, music, and history.