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Student-Athlete of the Week - Jeff Gardner

Jeff Gardner was selected as Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week

Jeff Gardner was selected as Louisville Student-Athlete of the Week

May 17, 2012

Post-collegiate Ambition: Play professional baseball

People with Greatest Influence on Athletic Career: Mom and my high school basketball coach Mike Doig

Biggest Thrill in Sports: Hitting my first college home run against top ranked Vanderbilt my freshman year

Athlete You Most Admire: Tim Tebow

What Impresses You Most About Your Coach: His drive and dedication

What Has Been Your Biggest Obstacle to Overcome: Proving myself to those who doubt me

Hobbies and Outside Interests: Hunting, music, and movies

Competition Superstitions: Don't believe in them

Favorite Class: Math

Favorite Professor: Dr. Grant

Favorite Professional Teams: Cincinnati Reds

Favorite Movie: The Natural

Favorite TV Show: The Office

Favorite Food: Mexican food

Favorite Musical Group: Casting Crowns

Favorite Book: Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back

"Stupid Human Trick" I Can Do: Move my ears back & forth and shake my eyes

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Ted Williams

Best Advice I Have Gotten in Sports: "Take the field" - Chris Burke

Words That Best Describe Me: Lovable, driven, and compassionate

What People Should Know About Me but Probably Don't: I make music videos in my free time

If They Made a Movie of Your Life, Who Would Star in it and What Would It Be Called: Mark Wahlberg in "Stacking the Odds"

If You Could Have Dinner With Three People, Who Would It Be? Jesus Christ, Ted Williams, and Tim Tebow

Why I Chose UofL: Baseball, hometown, and the atmosphere

Best Part of Being a Student-Athlete: Camaraderie with my teammates

If I Won the Lottery, I Would Use the Money For: Try to use it for others somehow

Moment You Realized You Were Really Good at Your Sport: When I went 10 for 10 during a doubleheader in high school

Strangest Thing That Ever Happened to Me While Competing: Kyle Gibson hit in one inning and tried jumping in front of everyone else to hit again in the next (against USF this season)



What Is Your Favorite Place You Have Ever Visited: Malibu, California

Favorite Season: Autumn

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