April 14, 2010
Name: Erin Bennett
Post-college ambition: To be an athletic trainer
Person(s) with greatest influence in athletic career: My family because they have always been at my regatta's and support me in rowing
Biggest thrill in sports: Walking on a boat in the sprint of the race and beating them
Athlete you most admire: Lindsey Jacobellis
What impresses you most about your coach(es): She never lowers her standards, and expects a lot from us which pushes us to be the best we can be for her, the team and for ourselves.
What has been your biggest obstacle to overcome: Adjusting to rowing in college while managing school and early morning workouts
Hobbies and outside interests: Snowboarding
Pre-competition superstition: Wiggling my fingers, closing my eyes and taking a deep breath at the start of the race
Favorite movie(s): Empire Records, Eurotrip
Favorite TV show(s): Scrubs, CSI
Favorite musical group/artist: Dispatch, Rascal Flatts
Favorite foods: Lobster, artichokes, mashed potatoes
Favorite class: American Sign Language
Favorite book: My Sister's Keeper
Favorite funny movie quote: "We're the Manchester United Fan Club...from Ohio." - Eurotrip
Favorite professional team: Boston Red Sox
A "Stupid Human Trick" you can do: Managing to trip on flat surfaces and walk into large, clearly marked objects
Person you'd most like to meet: Taylor Swift
Words that describe you best are: Clumsy, energetic, caring
Best advice you've gotten about sports: "Dream big."
What people should know about you but probably don't: I'm an EMT.
If you could have dinner with three people (current, historical or fictional), who would it be: Adam Savage, Geof Manthorne, John Dorian
Why you chose U of L: For it's awesome athletics, the facilities and academic support for athletes
Best part of being an athlete:
Knowing that it's 6 a.m. and I am about to accomplish something before most students even wake up
The moment you realized you were really good at your sport: When I went from being in the last boat freshman year of high school, to the first boat as a sophomore
If you won the lottery, you would use the money for/to: To pay for my brother's college when he gets there and make sure my family and I have all we need.
The strangest thing that has ever happened to you while you were competing in your sport: When my roar snapped in half
What is your favorite place you have ever visited: Arizona
What is your favorite season or seasons of the year (spring, summer, etc.): Spring