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Student-Athlete of the Week - Matt Bruce


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



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