Nov. 26, 2008
Name: Liz Halet
Sport: Women's Swimming & Diving
Post-college ambition: To teach high school or college...or maybe attend law school
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: Joe Thiel and Dave Bentz (High School/Club Coaches)
Biggest thrill in sports: Diving in the pool as the anchor of a close relay.
Athlete you most admire: My older sister, Kristin
What impresses you most about your coach: His passion and dedication for the sport of swimming
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Injury...I'm not very graceful on land!
Hobbies and outside interests: Reading, viola, movies, naps
Pre-competition superstition: Wear goggles under cap
Favorite movies: Happy Gilmore, Juno, Love Actually, How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Favorite TV shows: The Office, Friends, Ninja Warrior
Favorite musical group: Maroon 5, Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite foods: Pasta and crunch wraps
Favorite class: Hon 436 (Conflict Resolution)
Favorite book: God of the Small Things
Favorite funny movie quote: "The price is wrong, Bob!"
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: Some people might say my Minnesota accent
People you'd most like to meet: Beyonce and Adam Sandler
Words that describes you best are: Determined, balanced, hardworking, random
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "Dream big."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I never passed swim lessons.
Why you chose U of L: It was the best place for me to accomplish my academic and athletic goals.
Best part of being an athlete: The supportive athletic family
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: Competing at the U.S. Olympic Trials
If you won the lottery, you would use the money to: fix my bike and give to the Human Society
What is your favorite place you have ever visited:
New York City
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Summer