Getting to Know ... Courtney Finuf

Courtney Finuf specializes in sprint and breast stroke for BYU. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: To be the best

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: Want to be an FBI agent

Q: What's your most extreme dream/goal?

A: Make it to trials

Q: What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?

A: Scholarship to swim

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: graduated, married

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: parents scared I get fat and needed exercise

Q: Why swimming?

A: really hot is Arizona, really good for you

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: training for the next season

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: pasta before, shave/sleep

Q: Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it?

A: lucky boxers

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: sleep, eat

Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be?

A: Lance Armstrong, Megan Quann, Michael Phelps

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming career?

A: Dad

Q: What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Crump or Russell?

A: Their enthusiasm and dedication

Favorite cereal: Cracklin O's

Hero: Lance Armstrong

One place you'd like to visit: New York City

Favorite movie: White Chicks

Favorite book: And Then There Were None

Toughest part of swimming: Waking up and jumping in

Favorite Coach Crump quote: "Be on time, be honest"

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