Cara Buendia, 22 y/o Forward/Center for the ADMU Lady Eagles
When did you start playing basketball?
I started playing basketball since I was about 4 years old and competitive basketball probably around grade 4 or grade 5.
What inspired you to play basketball?
My grandmother inspired me to play basketball because she herself was an athlete before and she was the one who introduced me to sports in general.
What is the most difficult part about being a Forward/Center?
The most difficult part of being a forward or a center, probably is, well I am not gifted height-wise, so the people I go against are way taller than me, that’s probably one of the most difficult parts because I’d have to work harder since they’re relatively taller.
What is your favorite thing about being a Forward/Center?
My favorite thing about being in my position is probably the fact that if I am a forward, I’m the most less-guarded person on the floor, and that allows me to create more plays.
Who is your basketball idol?
My basketball idol in WNBA, probably Candice Parker. And in NBA it would have to be Kobe Bryant.
What is your best advice for new basketball players?
My best advice for new basketball players is to just keep working hard, and follow your passion, don’t give up on your passion.
What is the most challenging part of being a student athlete?
The most challenging part of being a student athlete is having to balance both being a student and athlete because you’d have to excel in both fields and in order to be able to play, of course, you have to have good grades and that’s probably the most challenging part.
What is your favorite class/subject?
My favorite class would have to be Theology.
Where is your favorite place to relax?
My favorite place to relax would be in my room, I like to sleep.
What is your favorite food?
I like all food in general, but it would probably have to be steak or waffle.