Cardinal Capsule

Feb. 28, 2001


Dan Westcott
Sport: Swimming
Year: Sophomore
Height: 6-6
Events: Back/Fly/Free
Hometown: The Woodlands, TX
High School: The Woodlands
Major: Undeclared

NICKNAME:
Hoss

FAVORITE FOOD:
Steak

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Jerry Jeff Walker (hill country)

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
N/A - love all college sports

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
With the guys in Mirrelees

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
More Than A Carpenter

FAVORITE CLASS:
There's not many that I don't like really

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Fishin'

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Half-life

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Seinfeld

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Michael Jordan

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Basketball

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Dilegent

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
Best of Jerry Jeff Walker

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Driving across country with the family as a kid

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Cal Bears

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET:
Quiet mental preparation & prayer

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE:
Basketball

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
The collective pride of all our great teams while maintaining academic excellence

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
Each individual race and the rush associated w/ stepping up and knowing that you've put tons of time in to preparing for less than 1 minute or two minutes of racing

EVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO VISIT:
Caribbean

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
Michael Jordan

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT:
Earning an individual gold, silver, and broze at Pac-10's and contributing to the 19th consecutive Pac-10 win

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:
Hang out, drive up to Windy Hill

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
Undoubtedly my parents

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
Reputation and the incredible family of swim team

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
'I'm not telling.'

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
You have to love to compete, and have fun with it

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Honey Bunches of Oats

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Steak

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
When I was 8 they made me swim at the 'B' meet and I swam too fast, so they wouldn't let me win and have a medal. I couldn't understand that, and still don't.

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
Protein, protein, protein

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
University of Texas, because I always swam fast there when I was younger, and now it would mean even more because they're a rival.

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