Getting to Know ... Whitney Hall

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?

A: Nope

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?

A:

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming

career?

A: My dad

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

or Russell?

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: ?

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