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Getting to Know ... Whitney Lindsey

Freshman Whitney Lindsey specializes in breast and IM for the Cougars. (Photo by Mark Philbrick/BYU Photo)

Q: What or who is your inspiration?

A: My great gramma Florence Williams.

Q: Something no one would guess about you is?

A: I'm a black belt in Tae Kwon Do

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

A: Backpack across Europe and teach underprivileged children in Africa.

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

A: Swimming in college.

Q: Where do you see yourself in five years?

A: Getting my master's degree, thinking about getting married.

Q: How'd you get started in swimming?

A: wanted something to do during the summer

Q: Why swimming?

A: So I could get TAN in the summer

Q: How did you spend your off-season?

A: Swimming with a club team, doing other seasonal sports -- waterskiing, etc.

Q: Do you have any pre-meet rituals?

A: Say a little prayer :)

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

A: No

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: sleep, eat, read, rock climb, wakeboard, ski

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

A: Abraham Lincoln, George Clooney, Cinderella

Q: Who has had the greatest influence on your swimming


A: Coach Dee Loose

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

or Russell?


Favorite cereal: Cheerios

Nickname: Whittles

Hero: My great grandma Florence Williams

One place you'd like to visit: Italy

Favorite movie: The Goonies

Favorite book: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis

Toughest part of swimming: underwater kicking

Favorite Coach Powers, Krump or Russell quote:

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