Freshman Whitney Hall specializes in IM and back for the Cougars. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)
Whitney Hall is a freshman from Bakersfield, California. She attended Liberty High School where she excelled academically - named to the honor roll all eight semesters. She was also a four-time letter winner and two-time MVP and placed first at region in 2005 in the 100 back and 200 IM.
Q: What or who is your inspiration?
A: My parents
Q: Something no one would guess about you is?
A: That I am an only child.
Q: What's your most extreme dream/goal?
A: To go to the Olympics
Q: What is your biggest accomplishment in life so far?
A: Being able to come to this great college and be a part of the swim team.
Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?
A: Hopefully married and starting my career
Q: How'd you get started in swimming?
A: When I was younger my mom had me try every sport. When I was nine I tried swimming and really enjoyed it.
Q: Why swimming?
A: I really enjoyed it and I was pretty good at swimming when I was younger.
Q: How did you spend your off-season?
A: Go to Idaho to visit family.
Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?
A: Usually listen to some music to get into the zone
Q: Do you have a good luck charm? If so, what is it?
Q: What do you do in your free time?
A: Hang out with my friends and do some crazy stuff.
Q: If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be?
Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming
A: My dad
Q: What do you appreciate most about Coach Powers, Crump
A: Coach Crump wants the best for us swimmers and he cares about our needs as well.
Favorite cereal: Fruit Loops
Hero: President Gordon B. Hinckley
One place you'd like to visit: Australia
Favorite movie: Miracle
Favorite book: Anything by Mary Higgins Clark
Toughest part of swimming: Waking up for morning practice
Favorite Coach Powers, Krump or Russell quote: ?