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Natasha Borja




Plantation, Fla.

High School

South Plantation HS

Majoring in Nursing at UM … National Honor Society President in high school … Selected as a Broward County Athletic Association Scholar-Athlete … Chose to attend UM because it was close to home so that she could see her family, while still being far enough from home where she can grow as an individual … Hobbies include water polo, swimming and volunteering … Selected as a Silver Knight Nominee for World Languages by the Miami Herald.

At the Starting Line with Borja
Lists her favorite athlete as Stephanie Rice, an Olympic Gold medalist in the 2008 Summer Olympics, who holds the world record in the 400 individual medley (her favorite race) … Went to Colombia last summer to visit her family … Also spent time playing volleyball in Ft. Lauderdale … Her first impression of Miami was that it is a tropical paradise where people actually go to school to get an education.