Cardinal Capsule

April 4, 2001


Lizzy Bennett

Sport: Women's Tennis
Year: Freshmen
Height: 5-3
Hometown: Santa Barbara
High School: Santa Barbara High School
Major: Undeclared
Stanford Athletics Highlights: Beating Georgia in the finals of the National Team Indoors.



NICKNAME:
Tyrone


FAVORITE FOOD:
Peas


FAVORITE MUSIC ARTIST(s):
Bob Marley


FAVORITE SPORTS TEAM:
LA Lakers


FAVORITE PLACE TO HANG OUT:
The Beach


BEST BOOK YOU HAVE READ:
Angle of Repose by Wallace Stegner


FAVORITE CLASS:
Oceans and Atmospheres


FAVORITE HOBBY:
Snowboarding


FAVORITE VIDEO GAME:
Not at fan of video games



FAVORITE MOVIE:
Shakespeare in Love



FAVORITE TV SHOW:
Ally McBeal



FAVORITE ATHLETE:
Gustavo Kuerten



FAVORITE NON-WOMEN'S TENNIS ACTIVITY:
Snowboarding



ONE WORD THAT DESCRIBES YOU:
Upbeat



IF YOU WERE GOING ON A ROAD TRIP AND COULD ONLY TAKE ONE CD, WHICH ONE WOULD YOU TAKE?
Bob Marley - Natural Mystic



BEST VACATION OR TRIP YOU HAVE EVER TAKEN:
Chinqueterra, Italy



OPPONENT YOU WOULD MOST LIKE TO BEAT:
Everyone



HOW DO YOU PREPARE BEFORE A MATCH? DO YOU HAVE ANY GAMEDAY SUPERSTITIONS?
I take a lot of deep breaths and make sure that I have on a really good pair of socks



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



BEST THING ABOUT BEING A STUDENT-ATHLETE AT STANFORD:
The community among athletes is amazing - it's so easy because everyoneunderstands each other



BEST PART ABOUT YOUR GAME:
forehand



WHAT IS THE BEST SPORTING EVENT YOU HAVE EVER ATTENDED AS A SPECTATOR?
Stanford basketball vs. UCLA - we lost but it was a really close and exciting game



SOMEWHERE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN THAT YOU WOULD MOST LIKETO VISIT:
New Zealand and Kenya



IF YOU COULD HAVE DINNER WITH A FAMOUS PERSON, WHO WOULD IT BE?
Gustavo Kuerten



WHAT DO YOU SEE YOURSELF DOING IN 10 YEARS?
Free-lance writing for magazines and working for an environmentally conscious urbanplanning firm



WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR ATHLETIC CAREER TO THIS POINT?
Competing for this team



WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME?
Listen to music and play any other sport as long as it's outside



MOST INFLUENTAL PERSON IN YOUR LIFE:
My sisters



WHAT MADE YOU CHOOSE TO ATTEND STANFORD?
Endless opportunity and humble people who continually surprise you



WHAT IS SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW?
I think too much



WHAT WOULD YOU WANT PEOPLE TO SAY ABOUT YOU WHEN YOU LEAVE STANFORD?
She always maintained an optimistic perspective that benefited others and was able to make a difference in what she pursued



FAVORITE BREAKFAST CEREAL:
Golden Grahams



COKE OR PEPSI?
Coke



WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE TO YOUNGSTERS WHO WANT TO PLAY COLLEGIATE TENNIS?
Make sure that the drive is coming from you and then work as hard as you can



EARLIEST TENNIS MEMORY:
Trying to pick balls up with the tubes that all the older kids were using but not being big enough to support it



FAVORITE CLASS YOU'VE TAKEN AT STANFORD:
Oceans and Atmospheres



MOST PEOPLE DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH I LIKE:
Snowboarding



FAVORITE PRE-MATCH MEAL:
Bananas and milk



PAPER OR PLASTIC?
Paper



HOW DID YOU SPEND LAST SUMMER?
I taught tennis at my local club, surfed, and played tennis

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