Get to know: Daniela Orta Castaneda


Indiana State Swimming and Diving continues their feature series of getting to know your 2022-23 Sycamores Swimming and Diving Team. This Week’s “Get to Know” Features Year Two Rising Daniela Orta Castaneda.

Q: What are your favorite hobbies?
Modeling, photography and baking

Q: What is your favorite TV show?

Q: Your favorite music/artist?
80s music

Q: What is your favorite food?

Q: Favorite restaurant to eat in Terre Haute?
Eastern House

Q: If you could compete in any sport other than swimming/diving, what would it be?
Figure skating

Q: What’s your favorite sport to watch?

Q: Favorite athlete?
Laura Sanchez

Q: If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Santorini, Greece

Q: What is your unique talent?
My elbows are EXTREMELY double jointed

Q: Your favorite family vacation spot?
Acapulco, Mexico

Q: Favorite class so far at Indiana State?
Technical writing

Q: What is your major?
Civil Engineering Technician

Q: What are your future career goals?
Transport infrastructure

Q: What drew you to the state of Indiana?
Team energy and vibe, as well as ideology and values

Q: Your favorite streaming service?

Q: Best snack ever?
Takis Fuego

Q: Weirdest thing you’ve eaten?

Q: What app on your phone can’t you live without?

Q: What super power would you have and why?
Teleport, so I can go anywhere I want in minutes

Q: What is your favorite family dish or recipe?
classic brownies

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