Student Athlete Profile - Robert Rotaru, Men's Tennis
Jan. 28, 2008
6-1 * Junior
(Waterloo District HS)
Post-college ambition: To be a professional tennis player and something to do with marketing.
People with the greatest influence on his athletic career: His family
Biggest thrill in sports: The challenges it brings
Athlete he most admires: Rodger Federer
What impresses him most about his coach: His dedication to the team.
What has been his biggest obstacle to overcome: Being away from his family on big holidays.
His pre-competition superstitions: Visualization
Hobbies and outside interests: Watching movies
Favorite movie: Training Day
Favorite TV shows: George Lopez
Favorite musical artist: Sum 41
Favorite foods: Pizza
Favorite class: Com 250
Favorite book: Lord of the Flies
His favorite movie quote: "Every one else is a sheep, you have to be the wolf," from Training Day.
Favorite professional team: Toronto Maple Leafs
A "Stupid Human Trick," that he can do: Double jointed thumbs
Person he'd most like to meet: Brad Pitt
If they filmed a movie of your life, who would star in it and what would it be called: Brad Pitt and it would be called "The Beautiful Life of Tennis."
Words that describe him best are: Outgoing, Energetic, and Quick
Best advice he's gotten about sports: "Never Give Up!"
What people should know about him but probably don't: He is really down to Earth once you get to know him
If he could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Michael Jordan, Tom Cruise, and Johnny Depp
Why he chose U of L: Great atmosphere, the tennis facility, and a top business school
Best part of being an athlete: Traveling everywhere.
The moment he realized he was really good at his sport: When he won his first tournament.
If he won the lottery, he'd use the money for: He would spoil his parents and his sister
What is your favorite place to visit is: Hawaii
What is your favorite season of the year: Summer and also winter, for skiing and snowboarding.