Oct. 22, 2008
Name: Nicole Youman
Sport: Field Hockey
Post-college ambition: Sports Psychology
Person with greatest influence in athletic career: Parents
Biggest thrill in sports: Setting tough goals and achieving them with your team
Athlete you most admire: I admire hard work, passion, and dedication.
What impresses you most about your coach: Her positive outlook and passion for the sport and our team.
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Injuries
Hobbies and outside interests: Sleeping
Pre-competition superstition: Putting on my shin pads last.
Favorite movies: The Holiday and The Guardian
Favorite TV shows: One Tree Hill
Favorite musical artist: Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite foods: Thai, Ice Cream
Favorite class: Anything that involves going outside
Favorite book: Rachel's Cookbook
Favorite funny movie quote: "Do you want to see my pencil trick."
Person you'd most like to meet: Lance Armstrong
Words that describes you best are: Passionate, determined, composed
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "The harder you work, the luckier you get."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I grew up on a farm
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Cameron Diaz, Aymar, Zac Effron
Why you chose U of L: The main reason was my talk with Coach Bustin, but also the program, facilities, and team.
Best part of being an athlete: Being part of a team and the lifestyle!
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: When I was playing against Nikki Hudson
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for: A big holiday
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: I was bitten by a bee
What is your favorite place you have ever visited:
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Summer