Cardinal Capsule

March 7, 2001


Markus Rogan
Sport: Swimming
Year: Freshman
Height: 6-5
Events: Back/IM
Hometown: Wien, Austria
High School: Mount Vernon (Va.)
Major: Undeclared

NICKNAME:
Animal

FAVORITE FOOD:
A good American Burger

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
Sublime, Cake, Die Toten Hosen

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Rapid Wien Soccer club

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
Wherever my friends are

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
Patrick Suesskind's 'The Parfume'

FAVORITE CLASS:
Theory of Knowledge

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Hanging out

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Age of Empires

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
Simpsons

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Jeff Rouse

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Biking

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Eurotate

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE:
Cake's 'Fashion Nugget'

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Skiing in the Austrian Alps

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Nate Dusing

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET:
Jump in the pool and do some laps

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

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
You feel a close tie to the Stanford tradition

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
My spirit to race

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

Athens, Greece

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE:
Albert Einstein

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT:

The team's and my individual Pac 10 title

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME:

Sleep and/or think

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
Paul Eder

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD:
Stanford

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW:
I pay too much attention to details

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
You'll get faster if you let the team carry you

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Genuine Muesli

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Silence

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
Trying to stay under water as long as possible in a pool somewhere in Tunesia while on vacation with my family in 1988

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
A Subway sandwich

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
The Sydney 2000 Olympic pool, because I made so many mistakes there I want to avoid next time.

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