Cardinal Capsule

Feb. 8, 2001


Michael Bruce
Sport: Men's Swimming
Year: Freshman
Event: Breast/IM
Height: 5-10
Weight: 162
Hometown: Wichita, KS
High School: Trinity Academy
Major: Undeclared

NICKNAME:
Bruski, The Bruce

FAVORITE FOOD:
Steak

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Cademon's Call

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
I'm from KS and there aren't anypro team there so, I'd have to say KU Basketball

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Anywhere as long as I'mamong friends

FAVORITE CLASS:
CS 106

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Soccer

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Bond or Civ II

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Sports Center

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Josh Davis

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Soccer

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
ambitious

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONECD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
If a mix isn't an option, either DaveMatthews 'Live at the Red Rocks' or Live 'Throwing Copper'

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Turkey, aweek of yachting on the Aegean Sea

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Texas

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET:
Pray, Relax, Stretch

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULDIT BE:
Soccer

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
Being able to watch all the other great teams

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
My Breastroke kick

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKETO VISIT:
Himalayas

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULDIT BE:
Jim Ryan - former world record holder in the mile, from myhometown and now a congressman

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TOTHIS POINT:
Scoring the winning sudden-death goal in regionals with myfinal touch of a soccer ball in an organized game

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Play pick-upgames of just about anything

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
My dad

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
It is theideal combination of everything for a swimmer

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
When I was little I killed my bunny by dropping it out of my fort in abox (it is a long story)

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TOCOMPETE IN COLLEGE:
Work on technique - I have never been the biggestor strongest in the pool, but I beat up on the them because of the timethat I spent early on technique and now that I'm gaining the strength itis all coming together. Get the technique first, the strength willfollow.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Cheerios

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Watching my littlesisters swim

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
Swimming the 25 fly as a 7year old in the Wichita summer league

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
Power Bar

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
Texas A&M b/cevery time I've swam there I've swum fast AND that is where NCAA's arethis year!

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