March 24, 2010
Name: Thomas Royse
Post-college ambition: Professional baseball career
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: Father
Biggest thrill in sports: Regional Championship game in HS
Athlete you most admire: Josh Hamilton for his new found strength in Christ
What impresses you most about your coach(es): His ability to motivate
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Stress fracture that cut my 2009 season short
Hobbies and outside interests: Call of Duty - Xbox 360
Pre-competition superstition: I guess changing my underpants
Favorite movie(s): Avatar, Shirlock Holmes, Dumb and Dumber, Tommy Boy
Favorite TV show(s): Law & Order, The Office
Favorite musical group/artist: Rascal Flatts
Favorite foods: My mom's salmon patties
Favorite class: Physics
Favorite book: Harry Potter
Favorite funny movie quote: "We got no food, no jobs, our pets' heads are falling off!" - Dumb and Dumber
Favorite professional team: Atlanta Braves
Favorite sports writer or announcer: GW!!!
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: I can belch very loudly.
Person you'd most like to meet: I would say Jessica Biel but I love my girlfriend so I would like to meet my mom's dad, who I never met. That'd be better than Biel anyway.
Words that describes you best are: Chicken legs, baby face
Best advice you've gotten about sports: From my dad, "Quit throwing a hittable pitch when you have two strikes on the hitter!!!!!!"
What people should know about you but probably don't: I got in trouble for streaking in high school.
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Mom, Dad, Oscar (my dog), but we would sit close to my sisters, nephew and my girlfriend because they don't like to be left out.
Why you chose U of L:
Amazing athletic program and the best coaching staff in the country
Best part of being an athlete: My teammates are forces to be my friends so I don't have to try to make any.
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: The first time my picture was in the paper
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: A used Camry, pay off family bills, my loans, investments, charity
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: I had to burp during a pitch.
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: The cold side of my pillow; I love sleeping.
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Autum - light jacket/picnic weather