Nov. 5, 2008
Name: Matt Bruce
Sport: Men's Cross Country
Post-college ambition: Run at the professional level, obtain job as sports agent.
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: Rob Grepe
Biggest thrill in sports: Winning a bronze medal at Canadian Olympic Trials.
Athlete you most admire: Charlie Conway
What impresses you most about your coach: The amount he communicates with me.
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Not dwelling on weaker performances
Pre-competition superstition: Last song I listen to on my IPod always the same before I race
Favorite movies: Saving Silverman, Mighty Ducks
Favorite TV shows: Family Guy, Rob & Big
Favorite musical artist: The Tragically Hip, Alexisonfire
Favorite foods: Pizza, chicken
Favorite funny movie quote: "I wanna party with you" - Saving Silverman
Favorite professional team: Anything Toronto
Favorite sports writer or announcer: Don Cheery
Person you'd most like to meet: Benny "the Jet" Rodriguez
Words that describes you best are: Determined, concentrated
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "You have to experience the lowest low, so it feels that much better when you win."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I can hold my own on the lacrosse field.
Why you chose U of L: Great athletically and academically
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: Ninth grade OFSAA Cross Country Championships
If you won the lottery, you would use the money to: Buy a sports franchise
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: South Oshawa
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Summer