Leslie

Ope

Nickname: Les, LeLo, Lele
Sport: Track & Field
Hometown: New Castle, Del.
Major: Chemical Engineering

 

PERSONAL

Three words to describe yourself?  Outspoken, Introvert, Observant

What has been your most embarrassing moment?   During my fifth birthday, we had to serve a cake that had me and my brother's handprints in it.

Do you room with athletes? What's that like?  Yes, I do. It’s a fun, yet hectic experience because you spend a lot of time with them! But, the best part is that they understand your lifestyle, you get to know them personally off the track, and they will unhappily wake you up for 6:30 AM lift.

What is a fun fact about yourself?   I am a fraternal twin and we were born on Independence Day.

Where is the coolest place you've traveled?   The coolest place I've been to is Lagos, Nigeria.  It was an amazing learning experience, which made me grateful for every opportunity I have.

What's one song on your iPod that nobody would know?   Lost Ones by Lauryn Hill

Favorite TV show or program?  I don't watch TV much, but my favorite show would most likely be between Martin and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.

What do you like to do on your spare time?   In my spare time, I serve on a Regional Executive Board helping a few chapter schools from Eastern Pennsylvania to North Carolina create innovative outreach programs that promote S.T.E.M. awareness and community service.  In addition to that, I enjoy visiting different cities and COOKING! :-)

Favorite Meal?  My favorite meal is homemade pan seared salmon with white rice and garlic broccoli

Who is your favorite musical artist?   My favorite musical artist would be Lauryn Hill

Any hidden talents?   Not sure of any talents, but does bedazzling count?

What are your biggest pet peeves?   My biggest pet peeve is when someone talks over someone else.  You can't talk and listen at the same time.

What are three things that are on your bucket list?  1. Go back to Nigeria before I graduate.  2.  Visit Arabia/Dubai.  3.  Not sure.

Do you have any pets?   No, not a fan, but I think baby kittens are cute.

What is your favorite cereal?   Frosted Flakes

Dream job?   To work with the United States Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. developing nutritional food and beverage products.

HYPOTHETICAL

Who would you like to trade places with for a day?   Michelle Obama

If you could describe your life as a movie what movie would it be?  My life is very similar to a movie called "Crooklyn" in an odd way.

If you were an animal which one would you be and why?  I would be a baby kitten because they're so cute.

If you had one wish, what would it be?  One wish would be for tranquility.

What superpower would you want, or what superhero would you want to be?   My superpower would be super speed.

What cartoon character would you be?   Sailor Moon

Talent you would most like to have?   The ability to sing

AS A BLUE HEN

Most memorable moment as a member of the Blue Hens?  Most memorable moment was winning the 2014 CAA Championship.

Any superstitions?  Nope.

What do you and your team do to get students to go to your game?  Mainly by word of mouth and we post on Twitter and Snapchat about our home meets.

What is your game-day playlist?   An album called XEP by Janine and the Mixtape and Start Over by Beyonce.

What was the best advice ever given to you?   Knowledge is the most valuable thing anyone can possess.

Compiled by Shannon Hawley, Athletics Media Relations Student Intern