Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
When you walk on campus at William and Mary, there is a different feeling than other schools. I loved the sense of community and felt at home here. Also, the tennis program is outstanding, and I wanted to be a part of that.
Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
When I first bought a Tribe lanyard, as I was checking out, I heard what seemed like 5 or 6 people say, "Oh my goodness, he goes to William and Mary, how awesome!" That was kind of a cool moment.
Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
Right before a match, I try to eliminate all thoughts of my opponent and focus on myself. Instead of thinking about how I'm going to react to an opponent's game, I focus on what I'm going to do to make him react to mine.
Q: What are some community activities you or your team have done?
On my own I enjoy volunteering at hospitals and helping around the community.
Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
Right now, I intend to be a Neuroscience major. This may change in the future, but I'm very interested in the sciences and hope to follow a pre-med track.
Q: Describe your dream job:
If I could do anything, it would probably be to travel the world as a doctor/tennis pro teaching kids to play tennis, while helping people as a doctor. If someone paid me well to do this, that'd be the dream.
Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
Probably football. It'd be an interesting change-up from tennis, but it seems like it'd be exciting to play.
Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Jacob Braig is looking to join the CIA or something similar, and maybe in 10 years he'll be like Jason Bourne. That'd be pretty interesting.
Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
I think a golden retriever. They're very happy animals and are loyal and watch out for people.
Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
I saw a quote a few years back that's always stuck with me. "Our doubts our traitors that make us lose the good we oft might win by fearing to attempt." - Shakespeare
Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
It's hard to beat some good Italian food.
Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
Last summer I went to France for a month to train for tennis. While I was there, we spent the day in this port town called Antibes. It's a beautiful, quaint town right on the ocean. If I ever back to France, I definitely want to go back to Antibes.
Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
I think just to sit down and talk to a guy like Rodger Federer would be amazing. Hearing his point of view and getting some insight from an all-time tennis great would be hard to pass up.
Q: Most addicting television show?
That's a tough one. Probably Prison Break, with Lost as a close second.
Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I never like seeing anyone sad, and hopefully if I become a doctor or something like that, I'll be able to help people that way. I think that would make an impact of a few people's worlds.
Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
Honestly, I have a pretty girly sneeze, but usually I'm pretty good at hiding that one.
Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Before I got to William and Mary, a Facebook group was created for all of the incoming freshman. A week or two before school started, "thebestcolleges.org" posted a review of the best 50 colleges in America. William and Mary came in 5th above Stanford, Yale, and most importantly UVA. I posted the link on the group and said, "I don't know about you guys, but I'll take number 5 in the nation."
Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
Skydiving. I've always imagined if you could bring yourself to jump out of a plane, you've really learned to conquer your fears. Plus, it'd be pretty exhilarating.
Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
I used to be a pretty mean yo-yoer in my prime.
Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
I don't have a Twitter, but if I did, I can imagine Chad Ochocinco would be pretty funny to follow.
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
Undoubtedly the feeling of when someone squeezes your nose shut. It's terrible.
Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
When I was younger, I was extremely allergic to whey protein (which is found in almost everything...) I couldn't have any dairy, eggs, even strawberries. However, I outgrew them and can eat anything today.