Up Close: Dayna Smart

Dayna Smart on Beam vs. SUU. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)

Favorite cold cereal: Right now it is Quaker Squares...mmm!

Favorite Brad Cattermole quote: "Don't get your undies in a bunch!"

I chose gymnastics over other sports because: I guess I like the challenges that it gives me everyday and then the satisfaction I get after overcoming those challenges.

Before a meet I: I like to rest, and listen to music.

How did I spend my off-season: Working, playing and practicing in the gym.

Who has had the greatest influence on my gymnastics career and why: Probably my club coach growing up.

What do I want to be doing 20 years from now: I want to be married, raising a family and enjoying life!

Who is the best gymnast/team I have ever faced: I have competed at meets with a lot of U.S. National Team members before.

What would I like to do sometime in my life: Travel Europe

One place I would like to visit: New York City

My favorite book is: The Twelfth Angel, by Og Mandino. It is a good book.

If I could play another sport it would be: Definitely soccer.

What is my favorite hobby or activity away from gymnastics: I like to dance, and I really like water skiing and wakeboarding.

My favorite CD is: That is hard. I am not sure, but my favorite song right now is "True", by Ryan Cabrera.

People say I look like: Myself?

My favorite professor or most interesting class I've taken at BYU: Brother Bott, He knows so much!

What is my most memorable athletic achievement or moment: Placing sixth a in the all- around at J.O. Nationals in Maryland in 2002.

If I had to give up all of my possessions except one, what would be the one thing I kept: My journal.

Favorite scripture: Mosiah 4: 2-3 or Philippians 4:13

My favorite web site is: www.byucougars.com of course!

My advice to youngsters: Do what you love and have fun doing it!

Interesting fact most people don't know about me: I was born in Virginia.

If I were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," the person I'd call for my lifeline is and why: Probably my Dad. He knows a lot of stuff!

If you could invite any three people to dinner who would they be: Brad Pitt, President Hinckley, and my sister Erika (quite the mix!).

On the day of a meet, how do you friends and relatives follow the meet: They usually come to the meet, or they read it in the newspaper or on the internet.

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