Tribe Club
20 Questions with Katie Durst
Updated: Friday 09/02/2011 (ET)
by TribeAthletics.com
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Q: Why did you choose the Tribe?
I chose the Tribe because I felt more at home and welcomed to the environment.

Q: Describe a moment when you felt the most Tribe pride...
I think probably during the whole orientation experience, from the first time I got to school I felt part of the William and Mary community and was proud to be part of it.

Q: Take us through your pre-game mental preparation routine:
I visualize all my routines when we are on the bus, listen to my ipod and try to relax.  When warm-up starts I focus on my Tribe, I don't look at any of the competitors, and when it's time for our team huddle before the competition begins I really get in the moment and enjoy the time. 

Q: What are some community activities you or your teams have done?
We volunteered for a triathlon, did a food drive, and a diabetes walk.

Q: What is your intended or declared major and why?
Something in the business field.

Q: Describe your dream job:
I'm not exactly sure what my dream job what be, still trying to figure that out.  I would have to include food and shopping though! Maybe owning my own restaurant. 

Q: If you could play another sport at W&M what would it be and why?
I think it would be field hockey, my roommate last year was a field hockey player and I really respected how much she loved her sport and her teammates.  As the year went on I became good friends with the team and I enjoyed their sport.

Q: Favorite team tradition/activity and why?
One of my favorite little traditions we have is when the national anthem plays every meet, the team is in a line and we all hold pinkies.  Even though this is just a small tradition I love it because it keeps a routine to our hectic competitions, and it makes us feel like a family.

Q: Which teammate will have the most interesting job in 10 years and why?
Jenny Ware! She's super smart and can do anything; she will defiantly do something great.

Q: What animal would best describe you and why?
A monkey, I love to swing bars in gymnastics and I love bananas too!

Q: What is your favorite quote or phrase?
"Attitude is everything"

Q: What is your favorite type of food (i.e. Chinese, Mexican, etc.)?
Mexican

Q: Favorite place you have visited or traveled to and why?
I visited London, England with my grandma and cousins, we saw all the great cites but I think this trip was so memorable and fun because of the people I was with.

Q: If you could sit down for lunch with anyone in the world who would it be and why?
Tina Fey, I recently read her book, Bossy Pants.  I thought it was hilarious, I think she is a smart person and I know the lunch would be entertaining. 

Q: Most addicting television show?
Entourage, I can watch it for hours!

Q: How will you change the world (or even just one person's world)?
I would like to help underprivileged children by giving them food and clothing. 

Q: Tell us something about yourself that most people don't know...
Most people don't know that during the summer months as soon as the sun is out, I get freckles everywhere.

Q: What's number one on your bucket list and why?
Sky Diving, because that's the closest thing to flying.

Q: What is your best non-athletic skill?
Bargain shopping!

Q: Favorite Person to follow on Twitter?
My cousins, I love staying in touch and looking at what they are up to.

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve and why?
When people chew with their mouth open, I hate the sound.

Q: What is something you are afraid of?
Water activities, I realized this summer I am not a Sea Girl.  I'm afraid of water sports like jet skiing, water skiing, and I'm not about to take up surfing.

Q: What is an obstacle you had to overcome in your life?
My freshmen year of high school I moved to the next highest level in gymnastics.  I struggled that year with the pressure of both the changes in school and gymnastics.  That year I learned to always stay "calm, cool, and collected" and not get frustrated when things don't go the way I want.  I think I learned a lot that year and grew as a person.











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