Cardinal Capsule

Feb. 21, 2001


Brian Rodde
Sport: Swimming
Year: Senior
Events: Free
Height: 6-5
Hometown: Napa, CA
High School: Vintage
Major: Economics

NICKNAME:
Beaker

FAVORITE FOOD:
Steak

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Beastie Boys

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
San Francisco 49ers

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Teammates rooms.

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
Catch 22

FAVORITE CLASS:
First. (That's a joke.) Venture Capital and the Internet

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Listening to music.

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Tetris, a classic.

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Seinfeld.

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Jerry Rice, nobody works harder.

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Basketball.

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Motivated.

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
Sublime, Robbin' the Hood.

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
One week in Kauai.

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Texas.

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET:
Listen to music, stretch and mentally focus.

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Basketball, I love playing.

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
Being among so many other amazing student-athletes.

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
Pulling.

SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
Australia.

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
Muhammad Ali.

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT:
Being a member of the 1998 NCAA Champion Stanford Swim Team.

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Sleep.

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
No single person. My family as a whole, including my brother and sisters.

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
It's academic reputation coupled with an amazing swim team.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
I want to move to Australia.

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
Work on your stroke more than anything. Everything else should come second to technique.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Wheaties, it's the breakfast of champions.

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
To go shooting.

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
Wandering around the pool deck eating nachos.

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
Turkey sandwich, every time.

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
Avery Aquatic Center. It's home.

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