Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
Because of the great mix of athletics and academics but most of all, I really loved the guys on the team when I came on my visit.
Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
It sounds weird, but when we are up at 5:45 in the morning getting ready for conditioning on the track, I feel a lot of pride knowing most teams are still asleep.
Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
Well, I always come super prepared with enough shirts, food, etc. in case I need them for our matches so that takes a good thirty minutes. Then, I just listen to music for a few minutes and do a little dancing in the locker room to relax before warming up with the team.
Q: What are some community activities you or your team have done?
Our team participates each year in a wheel chair tennis event.
Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
I plan on majoring in economics because I really enjoy the subject. It sort of combines my two favorite subjects: math and history so I think that's why I enjoy it so much.
Q: Describe your dream job:
Become the headmaster at my high school which I attended from Pre-Kindergarten-12th Grade (14 years!) while also coaching the tennis team.
Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
Soccer, I'm absolutely horrible at it and have never played but I enjoy watching it and scoring a goal seems like it would be the best feeling in the world.
Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
When we go to dinner after matches it's always fun. We are all pretty relaxed after the match and if we have won we are always in a great mood. And getting to eat a huge meal when we are all starving is always an added bonus!
Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Ben Guthrie because he's just silly and creative.
Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
A river otter because they're intelligent, they're loyal to their families, and they have a lot of energy. Also, they're very social.
Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice"- Roger Federer
Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
Southern food (barbecue) and it's not even close.
Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
Orange County, California... Went with my high school tennis team and it is so beautiful. As soon as I was there I felt like I was in paradise.
Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
John McEnroe. He's just a really interesting guy and we have a lot of similar interests (tennis, for example).
Q: Most addicting television show?
"The Colbert Report"
Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
Hopefully I'll show a person or two how work ethic can take you a long way.
Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
I cross-train by boxing. It's a lot of fun and I get some anger out of my system. I have a pretty strong jab so watch out!
Q: What was your most-commented Facebook post?
Probably when I posted some of the lyrics from "Pretty Girl Rock" by Kerri Hilson. I got a lot of heat for that one, but it's not my fault that the song is so great.
Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
Win a CAA championship, because last year's lost in the semifinals really hurt and for the last few months that's what I've been working so hard on the tennis court for.
Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
My ability to socialize with people of all ages.
Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
When people are late, because in a way they are saying their time is more important than yours.
Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
In general, I've been very blessed. But in tennis, having parents that gave me no athletics qualities that would help me in the game has been my biggest issue!