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Michael O'Neil

Sport: Men's Swimming
Year: Junior
Height: 6-0
Events: Breast/Fly/IM
Hometown: Roseberg, OR
High School: Roseburg HS

NICKNAME:
T-Bone

FAVORITE FOOD:
Pizza

FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST:
U2

FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
Tiger Woods

FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
My room

BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis

FAVORITE CLASS:
Intro to Materials Science, CS 106a

FAVORITE HOBBY:
Golf

FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Tetris

FAVORITE T.V. SHOW:
The Cosby Show

FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Lance Armstrong

FAVORITE NON-SWIMMING ACTIVITY:
Golf

ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Joyful

IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
Dunno, but it would a collection of some great classic rock

BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Golfing on the Oregon coast

OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Erik Vendt, in the 400 im

HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MEET?
Pray about it, and then try not to think about it too much

IF YOU COULD PLAY ANOTHER SPORT AT STANFORD, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
Golf

BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
The incredible team atmosphere that you get to be part of

BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
My toughness in workout

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

IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE
Mother Teresa

WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOU ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Competing at the Olympic Trials

WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Hang out with friends, play golf

MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE?
My parents

WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
I've always wanted to go here, and I don't even know why. It has always seemed like the a dream world, and it still does. It seems too good sometimes.

WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I want to become a golf course architect.

YOUR ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNG SWIMMERS WHO WANT TO COMPETE IN COLLEGE:
That's a great goal. Stick with it. The team atmosphere is very rewarding after years of training virtually alone.

FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Frosted Mini Wheats

NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH I LIKE:

Getting up for morning practice and riding down to the pool

EARLIEST SWIMMING MEMORY:
Joining the swim team because my best friend was on it, and having to ask the coach what he meant by doing 'I am's.'

FAVORITE PRE-MEET MEAL:
Subway

FAVORITE POOL TO COMPETE AT AND WHY:
Texas A&M, because I've swum fast every time I've gone there.

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